'"When we first came here to Buffalo in 1991 this community embraced me and embraced my family," said LaFontaine, who was captain of the Sabres for five of his six seasons in Buffalo. "And everywhere I've gone, the fans have always come up to me, whether it be in Buffalo, New York or wherever I was at, and they would say thank you. Tonight, I just want to tell you that it's my turn. Thank you to the greatest fans for all of your support while was playing here."'
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