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Martin Lapointe
Martin Lapointe
Right Wing
(MAHR tihn luh POYNT)
Number: 28
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 12, 1973
Birthplace: Ville St. Pierre, QC, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (10th overall)
Born in Ville St-Pierre, Quebec, Martin Lapointe starred in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League with the Lac St-Louis Lions before graduating to the QMJHL.

A fiery competitor and offensive threat for the Laval Titan for three years, Lapointe was chosen in the first round, 10th overall, by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1991 NHL entry draft. Highlights of his amateur days included leading all playoff scorers for Laval in 1993 and named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. Lapointe was also named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team twice and the Second All-Star Team once and represented his country at the 1991, 1992 and 1993 World Junior Championships.

During his first two pro seasons, Lapointe spent a fair bit of time with the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL as well as Detroit. He was a part-time player when the club reached the Stanley Cup finals and then became a regular the next season. Lapointe's commitment to checking and battling in the corners put him in coach Scotty Bowman's good graces. His style of play was an integral part of the team's consecutive Stanley Cup titles in 1997 and 1998. He even turned on the offense in the repeat season with nine post-season goals.

In the spring of 2000, Lapointe represented his homeland at the World Championships and by the 2000-01 season, he was needed on offense for the Wings as the club reconfigured its line up. He scored a personal-high 20 goals and helped Detroit finish with the second-highest regular-season point total in the league.

After eleven seasons in Detroit, Lapointe decided to test the free agent market and signed with the Boston Bruins in the summer of 2001. Upon his arrival in Boston, Lapointe has continued his gritty play, despite missing several games due to injury. In 2003-04, Lapointe played in his 700th career game and surpassed the 300-point plateau before being acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2005.

As a member of the Blackhawks, Lapointe suited up for every game over his first two years and was named an alternative captain with the club in 2005-06. In 2007-08, he appeared in 52 games with the Blackhawks before the veteran was dealt at the NHL trading deadline to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a draft pick.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89