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Richard Lapointe

Richard Lapointe  #18

Defenseman
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: August 2, 1955
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Victoria, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: DET / 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1975) WCJHL First All-Star Team (1975) AHL First All-Star Team (1984) Traded to Philadelphia by Detroit with Mike Korney for Terry Murray, Bob Ritchie, Steve Coates and Dave Kelly, February 17, 1977. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia with Blake Dunlop for Phil Myre, June 7, 1979. Traded to Quebec by St. Louis for Pat Hickey, August 4, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, October 10, 1984.
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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter