Al Iafrate: 2013-14 In the Game Decades 1990's no. A-AIA
In addition to having one of the sweetest heads of #hockey hair around, #AlIafrate was known for his brutal slapshot. For 16 years he held the Skills Competition record with a 105.2 MPH slapshot which stood until Zdeno Chara broke it in 2009.
#Iafrate was selected 4th overall by the #TorontoMapleLeafs in 1984 where he established himself as a premier #defenseman over 6 seasons. In 1993, two years after a trade to the #WashingtonCapitals, Iafrate set his slapshot record and had his best statistical season. Playing in 81 games, he recorded 66 points - both of which were career bests.
Prone to injury, Iafrate quickly fell apart after his best season. Over his final two years in the league, he appeared in 59 games. Knee and back injuries forced him into retirement at only 32 years old, a veteran of 799 #NHL games.
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