Rick Lapointe

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Rick Lapointe
Rick Lapointe 1977.JPG
Lapointe in 1977
Born (1955-08-02)August 2, 1955
Victoria, BC, CAN
Died October 17, 1999(1999-10-17) (aged 44)
Victoria, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
St. Louis Blues
Quebec Nordiques
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1975
Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 11th overall, 1975
Toronto Toros
Playing career 1975–1986

Richard Paul "Jumbo" Lapointe (August 2, 1955 – October 17, 1999) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Quebec Nordiques and Los Angeles Kings.

Rick LaPointe married his high school sweetheart Rhonda and had three children named Tara, Andrea and Daniel. Rick loved to fish, ski, camp, watch his son play hockey, be with his family and was a devout Christian. He died in 1999 of a heart attack.

Career statistics[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971-72 Victoria Cougars WCHL 4 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Victoria Cougars WCHL 39 3 12 15 21
1972-73 Nanaimo Clippers BCJHL Stats Unknown
1973-74 Victoria Cougars WCHL 66 8 18 26 207
1974-75 Victoria Cougars WCHL 67 19 51 70 177 12 1 12 13 26
1975-76 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 10 23 33 95
1976-77 Kansas City Blues CHL 6 0 0 0 6
1976-77 Detroit Red Wings NHL 49 2 11 13 80
1976-77 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 1 8 9 39 10 0 0 0 7
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 47 4 16 20 91 12 0 3 3 19
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 3 18 21 53 7 0 1 1 14
1979-80 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 6 19 25 87 3 0 1 1 6
1980-81 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 8 25 33 124 8 2 2 4 12
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 2 20 22 127 3 0 0 0 6
1982-83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 43 2 9 11 59
1982-83 Fredericton Express AHL 31 4 14 18 50 12 0 6 6 8
1983-84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 22 2 10 12 12 3 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Fredericton Express AHL 54 8 22 30 79
1984-85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 73 4 13 17 46
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 0 4 4 18
NHL Totals 664 44 176 220 831 46 2 7 9 64

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Preceded by
Bill Lochead
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
1975
Succeeded by
Fred Williams
Preceded by
Jim Turkiewicz
Toronto Toros first round draft pick
1975
Succeeded by
Kent Nilsson