Guy Lapointe's son says his father's cancer is in remission

Canadiens great Guy Lapointe smiles at the Canadiens' Hall of Fame in Montreal, on June 19, 2014. Lapointe's jersey retirement ceremony will take place Saturday before a game against the Minnesota Wild. (Graham Hughes/CP)

The son of Montreal Canadiens great and Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe says his father's cancer is in remission.

"One year later, despite the secondary effects of his treatments, my dad is in remission from his cancer. I am so proud of him," Guy Lapointe Jr., wrote on Twitter in French on Friday.

Last December, the Canadiens announced that Lapointe had been diagnosed with oral cancer. At the time, the 71-year-old had been working as an amateur scout with the Minnesota Wild.

Lapointe combined with Serge Savard and Larry Robinson to form the Canadiens' "The Big Three" as the club won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships beginning in 1976 and a total of six during the '70s.

Over the course of his career from 1968 to 1984, he recorded 622 points in 884 NHL games with the Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

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