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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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I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.

— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas