Steve Larouche

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Steve Larouche
Born (1971-04-14) April 14, 1971 (age 43)
Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
LNAH team
Former teams
Pont Rouge Lois Jeans
Ottawa Senators
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 41st overall, 1989
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1991–2011

Steve Larouche (born April 14, 1971) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Larouche played two seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) split between the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, and Los Angeles Kings from 19941996. He currently plays for Trois-Rivières Caron & Guay of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey.

Playing career[edit]

Larouche was drafted 41st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He was a standout scorer in junior, playing for the Trois-Rivières Draveurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, scoring 153 and 145 points in the 1988–89 and 1989–90 seasons, respectively. In 1990–91, now with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, he led the team to the Memorial Cup by leading the QMJHL in playoff goals, assists, and points.

The next season, Larouche advanced to the American Hockey League to play for the Fredericton Canadiens. However after two solid seasons with the club, he never got called up to the NHL and he played the 1993–94 season for the Atlanta Knights of the International Hockey League, and continued his scoring success by scoring 96 points in the regular season, and leading the IHL in playoff goals and points in the playoffs as the Knights won the Turner Cup.

Larouche was signed by the Ottawa Senators in the fall of that year, but because of the 1994–95 NHL lockout he found himself back down in the AHL with the P.E.I. Senators. Nevertheless, he led the league in goals with 53 in only 70 games, and finally got a chance with the Senators late in the season. He did not disappoint, scoring eight goals and fifteen points in only eighteen games. However before the next season started, he was traded to the New York Rangers for Jean-Yves Roy, and then later on to the Los Angeles Kings for Chris Snell. He was back in the minors permanently by the end of the season, and he continued on in the IHL, scoring at a prolific pace until the league disbanded in 2001. After this he went on to play hockey in Germany, Finland and Switzerland. [1]

Awards[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • Led QMJHL in playoff goals with 13 (1991)
  • Led QMJHL in playoff assists with 20 (1991)
  • Led QMJHL in playoff points with 33 (1991)
  • Led IHL in playoff goals with 16 (1994)
  • Led IHL in playoff points with 26 (1994)
  • Led AHL in regular season goals with 53 (1994–95)
  • Led IHL in regular season assists with 57 (1999–00)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 66 11 29 40 25
1988–89 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 70 51 102 153 53 4 4 2 6 6
1989–90 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 60 55 90 145 40 7 3 5 8 8
1990–91 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 45 35 41 76 64 17 13 20 33 33
1990–91 Chicoutimi Saguenéens Mem. Cup 4 2 3 5 10
1991–92 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 74 21 35 56 41 7 1 0 1 0
1992–93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 77 27 65 92 52 5 2 5 7 6
1993–94 Atlanta Knights IHL 80 43 53 96 73 14 16 10 26 16
1994–95 P.E.I. Senators AHL 70 53 48 101 54 2 1 0 1 0
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 18 8 7 15 6
1995–96 New York R./LA Kings NHL 8 1 2 3 4
1995–96 Binghamton Rangers AHL 39 20 46 66 47
1995–96 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 33 19 17 36 14 4 0 1 1 8
1996–97 Quebec Rafales IHL 79 49 53 102 78 9 3 10 13 18
1997–98 Quebec/Chicago IHL 81 32 54 86 60 22 9 11 20 14
1998–99 Chicago Wolves IHL 33 13 25 38 18
1999–00 Chicago Wolves IHL 82 31 57 88 52 16 6 8 14 22
2000–01 Chicago Wolves IHL 75 31 52 83 78 15 12 6 18 6
2001–02 Berlin Polar Bears DEL 58 18 29 47 40 4 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Nuernberg Ice Tigers DEL 20 7 12 19 22
2003–04 Nuernberg Ice Tigers DEL 50 10 26 36 52 6 3 1 4 12
2004–05 Lukko Rauma SM-liiga 56 9 30 39 48 9 2 5 7 12
2005–06 SC Langenthal Nationalliga B 36 22 38 60 62 12 4 12 16 28
2005–06 HC Sierre-Anniviers Nationalliga B 4 1 1 2 4
2006–07 SC Langenthal Nationalliga B 44 28 51 79 50 6 4 5 9 14
2006–07 EHC Basel NLA relegation round 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 SC Langenthal Nationalliga B
QMJHL totals 241 152 272 424 182 28 20 27 47 34
AHL totals 260 121 194 315 194 14 4 5 9 6
IHL totals 416 218 311 529 373 80 46 46 92 84
NHL totals 26 9 9 18 10

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