March 27, 1982 |
Fraser, MI, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)|
|Orlando Solar Bears
|National team||United States|
Chad LaRose (born March 27, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey Forward. He is currently a free agent. He has previously played as a Stanley Cup winner for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).
A product of the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede, LaRose later led the OHL Plymouth Whalers in scoring in 2002–03 with 117 points in 67 games. LaRose was never drafted, but his breakout overage season caught the attention of NHL scouts. He was an invitee to the Detroit Red Wings training camp in 2001 and 2002.
LaRose was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent in 2003. As a pure goal scorer in Junior hockey, Chad adapted to an aggressive forechecker in the NHL. In 05–06 Chad scored 1 goal and 12 assists in only 49 games. Often seen on the penalty kill. Chad was the first player to play at every level in the Compuware hockey organization, and win the Stanley Cup. After winning his first Stanley Cup, Chad signed a two-year contract to stay a Carolina Hurricanes.
On July 2, 2009, the Hurricanes re-signed LaRose to a further two-year contract worth $3.4 million ($1.5 million in 2009-10 and $1.9 million in 2010-11).
LaRose is the only hockey player to play for all the Compuware-run franchises, as he started out with the Plymouth Whalers, before moving on to the Florida Everblades, working his way to the Carolina Hurricanes.
LaRose rejoined the Carolina Hurricanes organization by signing a one-year deal with the team's AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, on July 29, 2014. In the 2014–15 season, LaRose added a veteran presence to the Checkers while regaining his scoring touch with 20 goals and 38 points in 64 games.
Unable to attain a NHL contract over the summer, LaRose sat out the following season before opting to continue his playing career in the ECHL during the 2016–17 campaign, with the Orlando Solar Bears on January 25, 2017. LaRose was released on February 25, 2017
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||36||7||9||16||29||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||66||20||22||42||32||11||3||5||8||10|
|2005–06||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||23||14||11||25||10||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy||2003|
- "LaRose Agrees Terms on Two-Year Contract". Carolina Hurricanes. 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
- "DeCock: After 10 years LaRose exits". The News & Observer. 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
- "Checker sign Chad LaRose to AHL deal". Charlotte Checkers. 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
- "NHL veteran Chad LaRose joins Solar Bears". Orlando Solar Bears. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2017-01-25.