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Derrick LaPoint
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Florida Panthers
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born May 13 1988 (1988-05-13) (age 28),
Eau Claire, WI, USA
NHL Draft 4th Round, 116th Overall, 2006
Pro Career 2011 – present


Derrick LaPoint (born May 13, 1988 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Scott and Patty LaPoint) is an American-born hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Playing careerEdit

LaPoint grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and played for the North High School Huskies in Eau Claire for four seasons, totaling 108 points. In four years, LaPoint helped lead the Huskies to sectional championships and state tournament berths.

LaPoint graduated from North High School with a 3.93 GPA and became part of the United States Hockey League playing for the Green Bay Gamblers in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 2006. He was named to the USHL All-Star Team and was one of the leading scorers among defenceman with 13 goals and 36 assists. He also won the team's Humanitarian Award for community service. Later, LaPoint moved to play college hockey for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. LaPoint played in 31 games as a freshman at North Dakota. He had two goals and five assists. His sophomore season was cut short by an injury. He had one goal and four assists in 32 games for the Sioux. LaPoint was selected in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.

He turned pro in 2011-12 with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League and then was sent to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 59 13 36 49 48 4 0 2 2 2
2007–08 U. of North Dakota WCHA 31 2 5 7 34
2008–09 U. of North Dakota WCHA 32 1 4 5 12
2009–10 U. of North Dakota WCHA 43 2 20 22 16
2010–11 U. of North Dakota WCHA 43 2 8 10 8

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Derrick LaPoint's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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