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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)


2008-09 SEASON
- Led the team with 163 penalty minutes, the second-highest total of his career.
- Most PIM by an Avalanche player since 2003-04 (Peter Worrell 179).
- Surpassed 100 penalty minutes for the fourth consecutive season (12th time overall), becoming the first player in Avalanche history to reach that mark four straight years.
- Ranked first among Colorado forwards in blocked shots (69) and was third in hits (103).
- Collected 19 points (7g/12a) in 74 games.
- Led the club with 17 fighting majors.
- Now has 66 major penalties since joining the club in 2005-06, the second-most in Avalanche history (Jeff Odgers 72).
- Was the Avalanche's nominee for the 2009 Bill Masterton Trophy.
- Played in his 1,000th NHL game on April 11 vs. Vancouver.
- Recorded his fourth career "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" with a goal, assist and fight on Oct. 23 vs. Edmonton.
- First Avalanche player to register a Gordie Howe Hat Trick since Matthew Barnaby on March 14, 2004 vs. Phoenix.
- Missed eight games, Jan. 6-21, after injuring his back on Jan. 4 vs. Minnesota.
- Was placed on Injured Reserve, Jan. 17 (retroactive to Jan. 4) and activated on Jan. 27.
- Logged a season-high 20 minutes in penalties, including a game misconduct, on March 27 vs. Vancouver.
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