Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darryl Laplante
Centre Darryl Laplante played parts of three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in the late 90s. He was talented offensive player in junior who became a decent role player in the minors.

The Calgary native was chosen 58th overall by Detroit in 1995 after a fine rookie season with the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors. He returned to junior and accumulated 70 goals his last two years before joining the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL in 1997-98. Over the next four years Laplante was a solid checker in the minors and was recalled on occsion by Detroit. He played 30 games for the club in 1999-2000 but they were very deep at centre.

In June 2000 Laplante was claimed by the Minnesota Wild in the Expansion Draft. He didn't make the team out of training camp but enjoyed a solid year with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL while hoping to get another crack at the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Calgary Bantam Royals Minor-AB 32 20 26 46 60
1993-94 Calgary Royals AMHL 35 24 27 51 50
1994-95 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 22 24 46 66 10 2 2 4 7
1995-96 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 72 42 40 82 76
1996-97 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 69 38 42 80 79 12 2 4 6 15
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 77 15 10 25 51 -14 3 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 71 17 15 32 96 -18 3 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30 0 6 6 10 -2
1999-00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 35 13 9 22 47 +1
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 67 6 19 25 43 +6 4 0 1 1 6
2001-02 Houston Aeros AHL 31 11 6 17 57 +3
2001-02 Providence Bruins AHL 10 0 0 0 4 +1 2 0 1 1 4
2002-03 Augusta Lynx ECHL 19 2 4 6 16 -5
2002-03 Jackson Bandits ECHL 49 6 14 20 42 +8 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Reading Royals ECHL 9 0 4 4 25 0
NHL Totals 35 0 6 6 10


Claimed by Minnesota from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Boston by Minnesota for Greg Crozier, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Augusta (ECHL), August 28, 2002. Traded to Jackson (ECHL) by Augusta (ECHL) with Brent Gauvreau for Mike Oliveira and Mark Thompson, November 29, 2002.
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