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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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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers