Martin Lapointe

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Martin Lapointe
Born (1973-09-12) September 12, 1973 (age 40)
Ville St. Pierre, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa Senators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1991
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1992–2008

Martin Lapointe (born September 12, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Ottawa Senators.

He is best known for winning Stanley Cup as a member of the Red Wings in both 1997 and 1998. He is currently the director of player development for the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career[edit]

Lapointe was selected 10th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in 991 career NHL games as of the 2007–08 NHL season, scoring 181 goals and 200 assists for 381 points. He also compiled 1,143 career penalty minutes. He won 2 Stanley Cup championships as a member of the Red Wings, in 1997 and 1998.

In the summer of 2001, he signed a 4 year free agent contract with the Boston Bruins. Boston was widely criticized for the deal, and Lapointe became known as perhaps the league's most overpaid player. After the NHL lockout wiped out the entire 2004–05 season, he signed a 3 year free agent deal with Chicago in August 2005. He later served as Blackhawks' captain for the latter portion of the 2005–06 season due to an injury to Adrian Aucoin.

Lapointe had played in 209 consecutive games with Chicago and 254 straight overall before he sat out Jan. 16 against St. Louis with what was believed to be the flu. Prior to that, his last absence had been Dec. 29, 2003, with Boston.[1]

On February 26, 2008, Lapointe was traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Ottawa Senators for a sixth round draft pick. After the season, Lapointe was not re-signed by the Senators and became an unrestricted free agent.

Front Office Career[edit]

On December 5, 2009, the Blackhawks hired Lapointe as a pro scout.[2]

On June 13th, 2012, the newly appointed Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin named Lapointe Director of Player Development for the Canadiens.

Personal life[edit]

A hockey rink in Lachine, Quebec, is named in Lapointe's honor. He and his wife have three sons and a daughter. His oldest son Guyot Lapointe plays for the Chicago Mission Hockey Club.

Martin Lapointe currently resides with his family in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Laval Titan QMJHL 65 42 54 96 77 14 8 17 25 64
1990–91 Laval Titan QMJHL 64 44 54 98 66 13 7 14 21 26
1991–92 Laval Titan QMJHL 31 25 30 55 84
1991–92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 1 1 5 3 0 1 1 4
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 8 2 2 4 4
1992–93 Laval Titan QMJHL 35 38 51 89 41
1992–93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 8 1 2 3 9
1992–93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 28 25 21 46 47 4 1 1 2 8
1993–94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 8 8 16 55 4 0 0 0 6
1994–95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 39 29 16 45 80
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 39 4 6 10 73 2 0 1 1 8
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 6 3 9 93 11 1 2 3 12
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 16 17 33 167 20 4 8 12 60
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 15 19 34 106 21 9 6 15 20
1998–99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 16 13 29 141 10 0 2 2 20
1999–00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 16 25 41 121 9 3 1 4 20
2000–01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 27 30 57 127 6 0 1 1 8
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 68 17 23 40 101 6 1 2 3 12
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 59 8 10 18 87 5 1 0 1 14
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 78 15 10 25 67 7 0 0 0 14
2004–05 DNP — Lockout NHL
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 14 17 31 106
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 13 11 24 98
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 52 3 4 7 47
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 18 3 3 6 23 4 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 991 181 200 381 1417 108 19 24 43 202
QMJHL totals 195 149 189 338 268 50 32 58 90 134
AHL totals 55 39 94 136 12 3 3 6 12 75

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Preceded by
Keith Primeau
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
1991
Succeeded by
Curtis Bowen
Preceded by
Adrian Aucoin
Chicago Blackhawks captain
2006
Succeeded by
Jonathan Toews