Daniel Laperrière

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Daniel Laperrière
Born (1969-03-28) March 28, 1969 (age 52)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
CHL team
Former teams
Arizona Sundogs
Ottawa Senators
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 93rd overall, 1989
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1992–2008

Daniel Jacques "Dan" Laperrière (born March 28, 1969) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. Laperriere played 48 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the St. Louis Blues and the Ottawa Senators. He graduated from St. Lawrence University where he played for the Skating Saints, earning Hobey Baker Award nomination in 1992. He is the son of NHL Hall of Famer Jacques Laperrière. He is currently a pro scout for the Colorado Avalanche.

Professional career

Laperrière was drafted 93rd overall by St. Louis in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, and went on to play in 48 regular season games, scoring two goals and five assists for season points, collecting 27 penalty minutes. In 1997, he moved to Germany to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. In five seasons he played for the Schwenningen Wild Wings and Eisbären Berlin. He also spent a season in the 2nd Bundesliga for EV Duisburg Die Füchse. He then spent two seasons in Switzerland's Nationalliga B for HC Ajoie. He returned to Canada in 2005 to play in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey for the Saint-Georges CRS Express. He moved to the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL in 2006 where his 57 points (11 goals and 46 assist) in 60 games was his most productive in his career and was ranked 5th among CHL defencemen in points. He played the last season (07/08) for Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League.

Awards and honors

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1990–91
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1991
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1991–92
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1991–92
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1992

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Peter Ciavaglia
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Ted Drury
Preceded by
Hugo Belanger
ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
Succeeded by
Chris Rogles