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The Canadian Association of New York (formerly the Canadian Society of New York) aims to foster a spirit of goodwill between Canada and the U.S. It serves as a platform for Canadian government, corporate, and cultural leaders to meet with the greater New York community at various events, including the annual Maple Leaf Ball. This year, the Annual Hockey Achievement Dinner honors Pat LaFontaine. He was selected third overall by the New York Islanders in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft after a brilliant season with Verdun Junior Canadiens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. LaFontaine enjoyed an illustrious 15-year career (completing an Empire State "hat trick" by representing the Islanders, Sabres, and Rangers) before retiring from the NHL in 1998 with 468 goals and 1,013 points in just 865 games. He was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1995 and the Lester Patrick Award in 1997. In 2003, LaFontaine was selected for enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Today, he serves as president of the Companions in Courage Foundation, an organization building interactive game rooms in children's hospitals throughout North America.

Official Website: http://www.canadianclubny.org

Added by Perpa_NYC on May 23, 2008