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Guillaume Latendresse
Guillaume Latendresse
Left Wing
Number: 48
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 230
Shoots: Left
Born: May 24, 1987
Birthplace: Ste-catherine, QC, Canada
Acquired: Acquired by Minnesota from Montreal in exchange for Benoit Pouliot, Nov. 23, 2009.
Drafted: MTL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (45th overall)
Has collected 128 points (76-52=128) and 157 PIM in 298 career games in five NHL seasons with Montreal and Minnesota.


Recorded six points (3-3=6), a +2 rating and 18 hits in 11 games…Notched season-high five hits at VAN (10/22)…Collected five points (2-3=5) during three-game point streak (10/19-10/22)...Recorded GWG and assist at EDM (10/21)...Tallied two points (1-1=2) vs. VAN (10/19)...Logged season-high 16:30 in season opening game vs. CAR (10/7)…Missed 58 games (10/28-3/6) following surgeries to repair torn labrum in left hip and bilateral sports hernia (11/24), and final 13 games of season with lower body injury (3/14-4/10).

Enjoyed breakout season once being acquired from Montreal for Benoit Pouliot (11/23)…Posted 40 points (27-13=40) in 78 games, setting new career highs in goals, points, PPG (seven) and GWG (four), while tying career high with 13 assists…In 55 games with Wild, scored 25 goals and added 12 assists for 37 points…All seven PPG came with Minnesota… Finished third on team with 157 hits (47 with Montreal)… One of six players in Wild history to score 25 goals (11 times total)…Scored 17 goals in just 29 home games – fifth most goals at Xcel Energy Center in a single season…Recorded 17 points (11-6=17) in last 26 games… Named NHL’s Third Star (1/18) after collecting eight points (4-4=8) in four games (1/11-1/16)...Recorded first career hat trick at PHX (1/16)… Had career-high five-game point streak (4-5=9, 1/5-1/13)… Recorded career-high three assists and four points vs. PIT (1/11). GWG was 100th career NHL point… Missed two games with flu (12/19-12/21), two games with upper body injury (4/8, 4/10)… Nominated for Bill Masterton Trophy by Twin Cities chapter of PHWA.

Recorded 26 points (14-12=26) and 45 PIM in 56 games…Set a career high with a +4 rating…Added two GWG…Played his 200th NHL game vs. ATL (3/24)…Missed 18 games with an injury (2/3-3/12)…Totaled 12 PIM in four playoff contests.

Tied then career high with 16 goals and added 11 assists in 73 games… Finished fifth on the club with three GWGs…Led the Canadiens with six goals in December… Recorded one assist and 19 PIM in eight playoff  games.

Led all NHL Rookies in hits (164)…Tallied then career-high 29 points (16-13=29) and career-high 47 PIM in career-high 80 games…Ranked eighth among NHL rookies in PPG (five) and GWG (three)…Ranked ninth among NHL rookies in goals (16) and 10th in shots (121)…Ranked fourth on team with three GWG…Totaled five multi-point games…Scored on the first penalty shotof his career in OTT (2/8 – R. Emery).

Recorded 83 points (43-40) in 51 games with the Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)…Tallied 12 three-point games and two four-point games…Notched three hat tricks…Had a 14-game point streak (19-13=32, 2/4-3/12)…Totaled five points (3-2=5) and eight PIM in five playoff contests.

Tallied 78 points (29-49=78) and 76 PIM in 65 games…Had nine three-point games, including one hat trick...Recorded a 10-game point streak (8-10=18, 12/03/04-01/04/05)…Registered 10 points (6-4=10) and seven PIM in six playoff games.

Totaled 49 points (24-25=49) and 66 PIM in 53 games…Also recorded a +11 rating and 11 PPGs…Named to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League All-Rookie Team…Had a six-game point streak (3-7=10, 11/22-12/12).

Played in six games and won a gold medal with Canada at the 2006 World Junior Championship… Tallied five points (2-3=5) and four PIM in six games to help Canada claim the silver medal at the 2005 Under-18 World Championship.

Acquired by Minnesota from Montreal in exchange for Benoit Pouliot, Nov. 23, 2009; Selected by Montreal in the second round (45th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Guillaume Latendresse is unmarried and resides in Candiac, Quebec during the offseason…Has a girlfriend, Annie, and son, Hayden…Nicknames are “Tender,” “Guyermo” and “Big Bear”…Enjoys golfing, boating and spending times with friends in his free time…Brother Olivier plays professional hockey in Austria…Would most like to meet Jon Bon Jovi…Says his favorite part of Minnesota is the people…If not playing hockey, would like to be a police officer…Listens to French music before games…Lists filet mignon as his favorite meal…Favorite movie is Les Boys and favorite television show is “Elvis Gratton”…Golf is his favorite sport other than hockey…Is involved in the Omnium Latendresse charity and lists as favorite website.
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