Acquired: Acquired by the Pittsurgh Penguins on Feb. 27, 2007 in exchange for left wing Daniel Carcillo and a third round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted: EDM / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (31st overall)
Georges Laraque added an instant element of toughness to the Penguins when he was acquired from
For the year, Laraque had 24 points (5+19) with 70 penalty minutes in 73 games. In 17 games since he joined the Penguins, Laraque had two assists and 18 penalty minutes.
However, his mere presence in the
2005-06: Scored 2-10-12 with 73 PIM and was -5 in 72 GP. Scored points in 12 of 72 GP and was plus or even in 59 of 72 GP. Had a three-game scoring streak (0-3-3; Nov. 29-Dec. 3) ended at
2004-05: Played part of the season with AIK Solna of the Swedish 3rd Division, scoring at a point-pergame pace with 11-5-16 and 24 PIM in 16 games.
2003-04: Scored 6-11-17 with 99 PIM and was +7 in 66 games…won the Oilers Community Service Award for the 3rd consecutive season…led Oilers in PIM with 99, marking 3rd time in last 4 seasons he has led Oilers…scored points in 16 of 66 games and was plus or even in 53 of 66 games…after scoring 0-4-4 in his first 31 games (Oct. 9-Jan. 18), he finished the season with 6-7-13 in final 35 games (Jan. 20-Apr. 3)…scored points (2-3-5) in 4 of last 13 games (Mar. 10-Apr. 3)…registered lone multiple point game of the season with 1-1-2 vs Columbus (Mar. 16)…had three, two-game scoring streaks with 2-0-2 (Jan. 29-31), 0-2-2 (Feb. 23-25) and 1-2-3 (Mar. 14-16)…involved in 5 Oilers GWG with 1-4-5…scored GWG vs Atlanta (Feb. 11) and assisted on GWG vs Pittsburgh (Dec. 6), at Los Angeles (Dec. 16), vs Ottawa (Mar. 14) & vs Columbus (Mar. 16)…scored PPG vs Colorado (Mar. 10) at 15:26 of 3rd period to send game into OT…played his 400th career Oilers/NHL game at Phoenix (Feb. 27)…registered his 700th career Oilers/NHL PIM vs Minnesota (Dec. 30).
2002-03: Scored 6-7-13 with 110 PIM and was -4 in 64 GP…won Oilers Community Service Award for 2nd consecutive season…3rd on the Oilers in PIM (110), marking the 4th consecutive season with 100-or-more PIM…played 300th career Oilers/NHL game at NY Rangers (Nov. 5)…registered his 600th career Oilers/NHL PIM vs Columbus (Jan. 13) …missed a total of 16 games due to injury…tied with Shawn Horcoff & Eric Brewer for Oilers playoff scoring lead…scored 1-3-4 with 4 PIM & was +2 in 6 GP vs Dallas in the Western Conference Quarterfinal…established single-season playoff highs for assists & points…scored points in 4 of 6 games.
2001-02: scored 5-14-19 in 80 GP…led Oilers in PIM for the 2nd consecutive season with 157 PIM...won the Oilers Community Service Award…had a 132 consecutive games played streak ended when he was sidelined for two games (Jan. 19-21) with tendonitis in his right forearm.
2000-01: scored 13-16-29 with 148 PIM and was +5 in 82 GP to finish 11th in scoring on the Oilers, 7th in goals and 11th in assists…led Edmonton in PIM with 148…tied for 6th on the Oilers in post-season scoring with 1- 1-2 in 6 GP vs Dallas in 2001 Western Conference Quarter-Final…scored his first career Oilers/NHL playoff goal in Game 2 at Dallas (Apr. 14/01).
1999-00: was selected as the Oilers Most Popular Player…played his first full season with the Oilers & enjoyed his most productive season as he established single season highs, scoring 8-8-16 with 123 PIM & was +5 in 76 GP…scored 1st career Oilers/NHL hat trick with three goals vs Los Angeles on Feb. 21/00.
1998-99: split the season between Edmonton and Hamilton…scored 3-2-5 with 57 PIM in 39 GP with Oilers…scored his first Oilers/NHL career goal on Jan. 7/99 at Phoenix…made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in the 1999 Western Conference Quarterfinals vs Dallas
1997-98: made NHL debut with