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Ian Laperriere
Ian Laperriere
Right Wing
(luh-PAIR-ee-YAIR)
Number: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 19, 1974
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent on July 2, 2004.
Drafted: STL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (158th overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Team leader in penalty minutes with 140…Surpassed 100 PIM’s for the 11th time in his last 12 seasons…First Avalanche player with three consecutive 100 PIM seasons since Jeff Odgers from 1997-98 to 1999-2000…Led Colorado with 20 fighting majors…Third on the club in hits with 101…Surpassed 1,500 career penalty minutes on Oct. 7 vs. San Jose…Matched his career high with three points (2g/1a) on Nov. 7 vs. Edmonton…Missed 12-of-13 games due to a knee injury suffered on Nov. 11 vs. Minnesota…Returned to the ice on Dec. 13 at Nashville and scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory…Appeared in his 900th NHL game on Feb. 6 at San Jose. PLAYOFFS: Recorded two points (1g/1a) in 10 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs…Had an assist and racked up 15 penalty minutes in Game Four (CQF) vs. Minnesota on April 15… Appeared in his 50th career playoff game in Game Six (CQF) vs. Minnesota on April 19…Scored his third career playoff goal---and first since April 21, 2001---in Game Two (CSF) at Detroit on April 26.

CAREER
2006-07:
Recorded 29 points (8g/21a), the second most of his career, and was +5 in 81 games for Colorado…Led the Avalanche in penalty minutes with 133…Ranked first among Colorado forwards with 85 hits…Recorded 17 fighting majors, tied with Buffalo’s Andrew Peters for second in the NHL (George Parros, 18)…Avalanche’s nominee for the King Clancy Trophy, as selected by his teammates…Missed his first game since joining the Avs when he sat out with a groin injury on March 29 at Phoenix…Ended a streak of 162 consecutive games played dating back to 2004…Scored his 100th career goal on Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota…Collected a fighting major in four consecutive games, Nov. 7-15…Skated in his 800th NHL game on Nov. 28 at Calgary…Scored a season-high two goals on March 21 at Edmonton. 2005-06: Established career highs in goals (21), assists (24) and points (45) in his first season with the Avalanche…Led the Avs with 116 penalty minutes and 12 fighting majors…First Avalanche player to score 20 goals and compile 100 penalty minutes in a season since 1998-99 (Claude Lemieux, Peter Forsberg)…Played in all 82 games for the first time in his career…Led all NHL forwards with 92 blocked shots…Named alternate captain when Steve Konowalchuk went out with an injury in mid-November…Netted two goals while playing in his 700th career game, Oct. 19 vs. Los Angeles…Scored his first career overtime goal on Oct. 29 vs. Vancouver…Recorded a career-high three assists on Jan. 5 at Minnesota…Logged a pair of fighting majors on Jan. 28 vs. Vancouver…Scored his 20th goal of the year on April 8 vs. St. Louis, surpassing the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career. PLAYOFFS: Finished second on the Avalanche with 26 hits during the postseason…Assisted on Alex Tanguay’s OT winner in Game Three (CQF) vs. Dallas on April 26…Racked up 17 penalty minutes in Game One (CSF) at Anaheim on May 5. 2003-04: Scored 10 goals in his final season with Los Angeles, reaching the double-digit mark for the first time since his rookie campaign…Finished with 1,010 career penalty minutes in a Kings uniform, fifth on the club’s all-time list…Missed 19 games, Nov. 26 to Jan. 6, with a concussion. 2002-03: Led the Kings with 122 penalty minutes…Tied for fifth in the NHL with five shorthanded points (1g/4a) and co-led the NHL in shorthanded assists…LA’s nominee for the NHL’s Masterton Trophy and King Clancy Award…Missed nine games due to injury. 2001-02: Led the Kings in games played (81) and penalty minutes (125). PLAYOFFS: Participated in all seven games of WCQF against Colorado, recording one assist. 2000-01: Ranked second on the Kings in PIM (141) and hits (209)…Recorded his first career hat trick on Oct. 13 vs. Boston. PLAYOFFS: Dressed in all 13 postseason games for the Kings, recording three points (1g/2a)…All three points came in consecutive games against the Red Wings in the WCQF (April 15-21)…Scored a goal in Game Five at Detroit, giving the Kings a 2-0 lead in a 3-2 victory. 1999-00: Led the Kings in penalty minutes with a career high 185…Led the entire NHL with 21 major penalties…Underwent surgery following the season to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. 1998-99: Ranked second on the team in penalty minutes (138). 1997-98: Finished second on the Kings in face-off win percentage at 52.3%…Led the team in hits (198). PLAYOFFS: Scored his first career playoff goal in Game Three (WCQF) against St. Louis on April 27. 1995-96: Played for three NHL teams: St. Louis, NY Rangers and Los Angeles. 1994-95: Was recalled by St. Louis on Jan. 31 and appeared in 37 of the Blues’ 48 games…Ranked fourth in NHL rookie scoring with 27 points (13g/14a)…Was third in assists and sixth in goals among rookies…Led the NHL in shooting percentage (24.5%), the first rookie to do that since Pittsburgh’s Warren Young in 1984-85. PLAYOFFS: Recorded four assists and 21 penalty minutes in seven playoff games as a rookie for the St. Louis Blues…Notched a career playoff high two assists in Game Five of WCQF versus the Canucks. 1992-93: Second Team QMJHL All-Star with Drummondville.

PERSONAL
Ian and his wife, Magali, have two sons, Tristan (6) and Zachary (4)…Nickname is “Lappy”…Was the Avalanche’s 2007 recipient of the Chopper Travaglini Award for community service…Was one of four men honored by the American Diabetes Association and the Denver Father’s Day Council as a “Father of the Year” in 2008…Was selected by his teammates as the Avalanche’s nominee for the King Clancy Trophy in 2007, given to the player who demonstrates leadership and humanitarian contribution in his community…Is actively involved in helping the Ronald McDonald House…Has also lent his time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America…Visits youth hockey practices as part of Colorado Avalanche Player Clinics and also gives his time to the team’s “Break the Ice” program and Colorado Special Hockey for mentally and physically challenged individuals…Was Los Angeles’ nominee for the NHL’s Masterton Trophy and King Clancy Award in 2003…Kings Community Service award winner for 2003-04…Played former Canadiens great “Boom Boom” Geoffrion in the movie “Maurice Richard” - an independent film about the legendary hockey player released in 2005…Ian’s first job was delivering newspapers…Lists the Montreal Alouettes as his favorite non-hockey team.
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