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Born May 13, 1988 (1988-05-13) (age 21),
Eau Claire, WI, USA
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Florida Panthers
North Dakota (WCHA)
NHL Draft 4th Round, 116th Overall, 2006
Career 2006 – present

Derrick LaPoint (born May 13, 1988 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Scott and Patty LaPoint) is an American-born hockey player who currently plays defense for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux of the NCAA's Western Collegiate Hockey Association.


Playing career

LaPoint grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and played for North High School 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 [North Dakota] 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 of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. In the summer he also coaches at top dog hockey camp.

Career statistics

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 4 1 0 1 0


LaPoint is majoring in elementary education.


External links

Derrick LaPoint's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database



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