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Feb. 22, 1965 Born in St. Louis.

1982-83 – Lead QMJHL in only season with 234 points playing for Verdun, earning league MVP award.

June 8, 1983 Selected third overall by the New York Islanders in the NHL draft in Montreal.

Feb. 1984 – Finished seventh with Team USA at Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

1987 – Beats Washington in Game Seven of a playoff series with a goal in the fourth overtime.

Oct. 25, 1991 – Traded to Buffalo Sabres with Randy Wood and Randy Hillier for Pierre Turgeon, Benoit Hogue, Dave McLlwaine and Uwe Krupp.

1992-93 – Set Sabres record with 148 points, the most ever by an American-born player.

Sept. 14, 1996 –Helped Team USA beat Canada for World Cup of Hockey

Oct. 17, 1996 – Suffered concussion in hit by Francois Leroux.

Sept. 29, 1997 – Traded to the New York Rangers for a second-round draft choice.

Jan. 22, 1998 – Scored 1,000th point.

Feb. 7-22, 1998 – Competed in second Olympics, in Nagano, Japan. Team USA ties for fifth.

March 16, 1998 – Played final game, suffering a concussion in a collision with teammate Mike Keane.

Oct. 12, 1999 – Retired as a player due to concussions.

Nov. 3, 2003 – Inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame.

March 3, 2006 – Sabres retire Lafontaine’s No. 16.

June 7, 2006 – Hired as senior advisor to Charles Wang, owner of the New York Islanders.

July 18, 2006, – Resigns as senior advisor to Charles Wang.

Nov. 13, 2013 – Announced as president of hockey operations by Buffalo Sabres.