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Richard Lapointe

Richard Lapointe

Defenseman
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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We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff