LaFayette as a Los Angeles King
February 17, 1973 |
New Westminster, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||65th overall, 1991
St. Louis Blues
Nathan LaFayette (born February 17, 1973) is a former ice hockey player in the NHL. He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round (65th overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and Los Angeles Kings. He is best known as the player who hit the post in the final minutes of the 1994 finals between the Rangers and the Canucks in Game 7. He also tied his Vancouver Canuck teammate, Bret Hedican, for the +/- lead in the 1994 playoffs with a total of +13. LaFayette was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, but grew up in Mississauga, Ontario.
On April 10, 2008, he was interviewed on the Team 1040 BMac & Rintoul sports radio morning show on the "Where are they now" feature. He states due to injuries, his career was cut short. He played 187 regular games and scored 9 points in 20 playoff games.
After Lafayette retired from hockey in 2000, he started working at Travel Guard Canada. The company, an arm of Travel Guard International, offered travel insurance plans to Canadian travellers. He currently resides in Manhattan, and continues his work as an insurance executive.
Regular season and playoffs
|1993-94||St. Louis Blues||NHL||38||2||3||5||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994-95||New York Rangers||NHL||12||0||0||0||0||8||—||—||—||2|
|1995-96||New York Rangers||NHL||5||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995-96||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||12||2||4||6||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996-97||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||15||1||3||4||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997-98||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||34||5||3||8||32||4||0||0||0||0|
|1998-99||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||33||2||2||4||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998-99||Long Beach Ice Dogs||IHL||41||9||13||22||24||7||1||0||1||8|
|1999–2000||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||42||7||15||22||33||—||—||—||—||—|
- All statistics are from hockeydb.com.
April 7, 1995: Traded to New York Rangers by Vancouver for Corey Hirsch, April 7, 1995.
March 14, 1996: Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Ray Ferraro, Mattias Norstrom, Ian Laperriere and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (Sean Blanchard) in 1997 Entry Draft for Marty McSorley, Jari Kurri and Shane Churla, March 14, 1996.
|OHL CHL Scholastic Player of the Year||1991–92|