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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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You could see out there that everybody was willing to compete, to sacrifice, even blocking shots to the end. Even in the third when we were up 5-0, guys were still working hard and blocking shots That's a nice feeling also for the future.

— Flames goalie Jonas Hiller after his team's 5-0 win over Carolina
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