Larry William Playfair (born June 23, 1958 in Fort St.
James, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player with a reputation as a hard-working, pugnacious defender.
He played for the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings in the NHL and he has worked as a color analyst for Sabres television broadcasts since his 1990 retirement due to chronic back problems.
His younger brother Jim Playfair shares a lot of the same characteristics - both were drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft (Larry in 1978 and Jim in 1982), and both played junior hockey for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League.
However, Larry played 688 career NHL games; Jim a mere 21.
Playfair currently lives on Grand Island, New York.
Evidently he was president of the Sabres Alumni Association spanning at least December 2007 and March 2012.