Son of hockey legend Guy Lafleur given suspended sentence

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MONTREAL -- Mark Lafleur, the troubled son of hockey legend Guy Lafleur, was sentenced Tuesday to a year to be served in the community for multiple criminal charges.

Lafleur pleaded guilty early last year to several charges related to his second arrest at a bar in less than a year.

The 28-year-old admitted to obstruction, violating probation and cocaine possession, among other counts.

He spent the weekend in jail after police picked him up at a bar in downtown Montreal in February 2012.

Lafleur checked himself into a drug-rehab facility and says he's undergone successful therapy.

He has had several brushes with the law over the years.

Lafleur was arrested in September 2010 following an alleged domestic dispute.

He pleaded guilty to drug possession and violating conditions and was sentenced in September 2011 to 66 days in jail.

His father, Guy Lafleur, is a five-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time NHL MVP, who was the league's most explosive scorer in the 1970s.

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