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Rick Lapointe
Rick LaPointe
Position Defence
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
St. Louis Blues
Quebec Nordiques
Los Angeles Kings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 2, 1955(1955-08-02),
Victoria, BC, CAN
Died October 17, 1999 (age 44),
Victoria, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1975
Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 11th overall, 1975
Toronto Toros
Pro Career 1975 – 1986

Rick Paul "Jumbo" Lapointe (August 2, 1955 – October 17, 1999) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Quebec Nordiques and Los Angeles Kings.

He played junior hockey with the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League. Lapointe was drafted 5th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft.

Lapointe played a total of 664 NHL games and scored 44 goals and 176 assists,

He died in 1999 of a heat attack.

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Preceded by
Bill Lochead
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
1975
Succeeded by
Fred Williams
Preceded by
Jim Turkiewicz
Toronto Toros first round draft pick
1975
Succeeded by
Kent Nilsson
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