Chad LaRose

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Chad LaRose
LaRose 2009-04-09 115 wiki.jpg
Born (1982-03-27) March 27, 1982 (age 32)
Fraser, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Carolina Hurricanes
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Chad LaRose (born March 27, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey right winger who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He has previously played for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

A product of the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede, LaRose later led the OHL Plymouth Whalers in scoring in 2002–03 with 117 points in 67 games. LaRose was never drafted, but his breakout overage season caught the attention of NHL scouts. He was an invitee to the Detroit Red Wings training camp in 2001 and 2002.

LaRose started the 2003–04 season with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, and was shuttling back and forth between there and the Lowell Lock Monsters for most of the second half of the year.

LaRose was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent in 2003. As a pure goal scorer in Junior hockey, Chad adapted to an aggressive forechecker in the NHL. In 05–06 Chad scored 1 goal and 12 assists in only 49 games. Often seen on the penalty kill. Chad was the first player to play at every level in the Compuware hockey organization, and win the Stanley Cup. After winning his first Stanley Cup, Chad signed a two-year contract to stay a Carolina Hurricane.

On July 2, 2009, the Hurricanes re-signed LaRose to a further two-year contract worth $3.4 million ($1.5 million in 2009-10 and $1.9 million in 2010-11).[1]

LaRose is the only hockey player to play for all the Compuware-run franchises, as he started out with the Plymouth Whalers, before moving on to the Florida Everblades, working his way to the Carolina Hurricanes.[2]

Records[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Plymouth Whalers OHL 32 18 7 25 24 19 10 10 20 22
2001–02 Plymouth Whalers OHL 53 32 27 59 40 6 3 4 7 16
2002–03 Plymouth Whalers OHL 67 61 56 117 52 15 9 8 17 25
2003–04 Florida Everblades ECHL 41 16 19 35 16 14 3 4 7 20
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 36 7 9 16 29
2004–05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 66 20 22 42 32 11 3 5 8 10
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 23 14 11 25 10
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 49 1 12 13 35 21 0 1 1 10
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 6 12 18 10
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 58 11 12 23 46
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 19 12 31 35 18 4 7 11 16
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 56 11 17 28 24
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 16 15 31 59
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 67 19 13 32 48
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 35 2 2 4 29
NHL totals 508 85 95 180 286 39 4 8 12 26

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2002 United States WJC 7 2 2 4 0
2007 United States WC 7 2 1 3 2
Junior int'l totals 7 2 2 4 0
Senior int'l totals 7 2 1 3 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
OHL
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy 2003
Plus/Minus Award 2003
NHL
Stanley Cup 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LaRose Agrees Terms on Two-Year Contract". Carolina Hurricanes. 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ "DeCock: After 10 years LaRose exits". The News & Observer. 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 

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