September 12, 1973 |
Ville St. Pierre, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 1991
Detroit Red Wings
Martin Lapointe (born September 12, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Ottawa Senators.
Lapointe was selected 10th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in 991 career NHL games (nine shy of the 1,000 game mark) as of the 2007–08 NHL season, scoring 181 goals and 200 assists for 381 points. He also compiled 1,143 career penalty minutes. He won 2 Stanley Cup championships as a member of the Red Wings, in 1997 and 1998.
In the summer of 2001, he signed a 4 year free agent contract with the Boston Bruins. Boston was widely criticized for the deal, and Lapointe became known as perhaps the league's most overpaid player. After the NHL lockout wiped out the entire 2004–05 season, he signed a 3 year free agent deal with Chicago in August 2005. He later served as Blackhawks' captain for the latter portion of the 2005–06 season due to an injury to Adrian Aucoin.
Lapointe had played in 209 consecutive games with Chicago and 254 straight overall before he sat out Jan. 16 against St. Louis with what was believed to be the flu. Prior to that, his last absence had been Dec. 29, 2003, with Boston.1
On February 26, 2008, Lapointe was traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Ottawa Senators for a sixth round draft pick. He was acquired for his grit, leadership, and physical play. After the season, Lapointe was not re-signed by the Senators and became an unrestricted free agent.
On December 5, 2009, the Blackhawks hired Lapointe as a pro scout.2
A hockey rink in Lachine, Quebec, is named in Lapointe's honor. He and his wife have three sons and a daughter. His oldest son Guyot Lapointe plays for the Chicago Mission Hockey Club.
Martin Lapointe currently resides with his family in Hinsdale, Illinois.
|1991–92||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||4||0||1||1||5||3||0||1||1||4|
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|1992–93||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||8||1||2||3||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||28||25||21||46||47||4||1||1||2||8|
|1993–94||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||50||8||8||16||55||4||0||0||0||6|
|1994–95||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||39||29||16||45||80||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||39||4||6||10||73||2||0||1||1||8|
|1995–96||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||58||6||3||9||93||11||1||2||3||12|
|1996–97||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||78||16||17||33||167||20||4||8||12||60|
|1997–98||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||79||15||19||34||106||21||9||6||15||20|
|1998–99||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||77||16||13||29||141||10||0||2||2||20|
|1999–00||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||82||16||25||41||121||9||3||1||4||20|
|2000–01||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||82||27||30||57||127||6||0||1||1||8|
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|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
|Chicago Blackhawks captain