Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Daniel Laperriere
Defenceman Daniel Laperriere spent parts of four years with the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Seantors in the 90s. He was a fine passer who enjoyed most of his success in college and the minors.

Born in Laval, Quebec, Laperriere spent four years at St. Lawrence University and was taken 93rd overall by the Blues in 1989 after his freshman year. He returned to school and earned a place on the ECAC first and second all-star team once each and was a NCAA East first team all-American in 1992.

During the early 90s the young rearguard was recalled to St. Louis for a few games but was chiefly a key member of the powerful Peoria Rivermen of the IHL. In April 1995 he was traded to Ottawa and was part time player for them into the start of the next season. Laperriere toiled in the AHL and IHL for a couple more years before retiring in 1997.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 St-Sacremont High School High-QC 17 22 17 39
1987-88 Laval College-Francais CEGEP
1988-89 St. Lawrence University ECAC 28 0 7 7 10
1989-90 St. Lawrence University ECAC 31 6 19 25 16
1990-91 St. Lawrence University ECAC 34 7 31 38 18
1991-92 St. Lawrence University ECAC 32 8 45 53 36
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -3
1992-93 Peoria Rivermen IHL 54 4 20 24 28
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 20 1 3 4 8 -1
1993-94 Peoria Rivermen IHL 56 10 37 47 16 6 0 2 2 2
1994-95 Peoria Rivermen IHL 65 19 33 52 42
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 0 0 15 +1
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 1 1 2 0 -4
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 0 0 4 +2
1995-96 P.E.I. Senators AHL 15 2 7 9 4
1995-96 Atlanta Knights IHL 15 4 9 13 4
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 23 2 6 8 11 5 0 1 1 0
1996-97 Portland Pirates AHL 69 14 26 40 33 5 0 2 2 2
1997-98 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 50 14 27 41 18
1998-99 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 46 9 30 39 52
1999-00 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 67 19 33 52 16
NHL Totals 48 2 5 7 27


Son of Jacques
ECAC Second All-Star Team (1991)
ECAC First All-Star Team (1992)
ECAC - Player of the Year (1992)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1992)
Traded to Ottawa by St. Louis with St. Louis' 9th round choice (Erik Kaminski) in 1995 Entry Draft for Ottawa's 9th round choice (Libor Zabransky) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 12, 1996.