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Born August 2, 1955(1955-08-02),
Victoria, BC, CAN
Died October 17, 1999 (aged 44),
Victoria, BC, CAN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Pro clubs Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
St. Louis Blues
Quebec Nordiques
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1975
Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 11th overall, 1975
Toronto Toros
Career 1975 – 1986

Richard 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.

Rick LaPointe married his high school sweetheart Rhonda and had three children named Tara, Andrea and Daniel. Rick loved to fish, ski, camp, watch his son play hockey, be with his family and was a devout Christian. He died in 1999 of a heart attack.

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


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