January 3, 1961 |
Hawkesbury, ON, CAN
Fort Worth Texans (CHL)
Muskegon Mohawks (IHL)
Tulsa Oilers (CHL)
|NHL Draft||64th overall, 1980
Richard Jacques LaFerriere (born January 3, 1961 in Hawkesbury, Ontario and raised in North Bay, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. His only NHL appearance came on February 23, 1982 when he was called in to relieve Chico Resch of goaltending duties at start of the third period in a game against the Detroit Red Wings.
LaFerriere was member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship.
LaFerriere was drafted in the 4th round, 64th overall, of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Rockies. Prior to turning pro, LaFerriere played four seasons (1978–1981) in the Ontario Hockey League with the Peterborough Petes and the Brantford Alexanders.
LaFerriere began his professional career in the CHL with the Fort Worth Texans, gaining 8 wins in 37 games played during the 1981-82 season. He played in one NHL game during the 1981–82 NHL season. He played two seasons in the IHL with the Muskegon Mohawks, before concluding his playing career in the CHL with the Tulsa Oilers who he joined at the end of the 1983-84 season.
In the 1983-84 playoffs LaFerriere played in one game, supporting his team's win of the CHL Championship and the Adams Cup. 
Honours and awards
- 1979 Memorial Cup (Peterborough)
- 1979-80 OMJHL All-Star Second Team
- 1979-80 OMJHL Goals-Against Average Leader (3.27 GAA)
- 1979-80 OMJHL Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest Team GAA) (co-winner with Terry Wright)
- 1980 World Junior Championships (fifth place)
- 1980 Memorial Cup (Peterborough)
- 1980 Memorial Cup Wins Leader (3 wins)
- 1980 Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Outstanding Goalie)
- 1980 Memorial Cup All-Star First Team
- 1984 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers  team coached by Tom Webster.