Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eric Lavigne
Defenceman Eric Lavigne played one game for the LA Kings in 1994-95. He was a physical player who used his 6'3" frame to punish many an opposing forward. He could also participate in offensive thrusts on occasion.

Born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Lavigne was taken 25th overall by the Washington Capitals in 1991 after he scored 11 goals and racked up 153 minutes in penalties on the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques. He returned to junior for two years then signed as a free agent with the Kings in October, 1993.

The burly rearguard made his pro debut with the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL in 1993-94. He played most of the next season with the club and was summoned to the NHL for one contest. In 1995-96, Lavigne enjoyed his best year as a pro with 18 points and solid defensive play with the PEI Senators of the AHL. He continued to toil in the minors and retired after splitting the 1999-00 season between the Cleveland Lumberjacks and Michigan K-Wings of the IHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 39 2 10 12 95 13 3 7 10 38
1989-90 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 69 7 11 18 203 11 0 0 0 32
1990-91 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 66 11 11 22 153 4 0 1 1 16
1991-92 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 46 4 17 21 99 6 0 0 0 32
1992-93 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 59 7 19 26 223 10 2 4 6 47
1993-94 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 62 3 11 14 168
1994-95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 69 4 10 14 233
1994-95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1994-95 Detroit Vipers IHL 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 26
1995-96 P.E.I. Senators AHL 72 5 13 18 154 2 0 0 0 6
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 46 1 6 7 89 6 0 1 1 21
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 28 0 1 1 118 -1
1997-98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 4 0 1 1 13 0
1997-98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 16 0 0 0 34 +1 10 1 1 2 44
1998-99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 66 11 7 18 259 -1
1999-00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 11 0 2 2 21 -1
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 22 0 2 2 70 -7
2000-01 Nottingham Panthers BH-Cup 5 1 4 5 6
2000-01 Nottingham Panthers Britain 44 0 6 6 168 6 0 0 0 10
2001-02 Hull Thunder Britain-2 42 14 35 49 163 4 0 1 1 4
2002-03 Hull Thunder Britain-2 24 5 12 17 113
2002-03 Thetford Mines Prolab QSPHL 17 8 13 21 75 22 4 6 10 96
2003-04 Thetford Mines Prolab QSPHL 43 11 10 21 227 15 3 7 10 47
2004-05 Thetford Mines Prolab QNAHL 51 5 19 24 106
2005-06 Thetford Mines Prolab QNAHL 48 2 18 20 137
2006-07 St-Georges CRS Express QNAHL 41 1 11 12 110
2007-08 Quebec RadioX QNAHL 44 1 10 11 100
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1990) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, October 13, 1993.
Played w/ RHI's LA Blades in 1995 (13-5-3-8-50). Signed as a free agent by Nottingham (Britain), September 6, 2000.