Darryl Laplante
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
202 lb (92 kg)
Teams AHL
 Adirondack Red Wings
 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
 Houston Aeros
 Providence Bruins
 Augusta Lynx
 Jackson Bandits
 Reading Royals
 Cleveland Lumberjacks
 Detroit Red Wings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 28 1977 (1977-03-28) (age 42),
Calgary, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 58th overall, 1995
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1997 – 2004

Darryl Laplante (born March 28, 1977 in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played in 35 career National Hockey League games for the Detroit Red Wings.

Playing careerEdit

After three seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Moose Jaw Warriors, Laplante made his professional debut with Red Wings' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Red Wings in the 1997–98 season. He also appeared in two NHL games with Detroit that season.

Laplante spent the next two seasons in the Detroit organization. He was included on the 1998 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup winning picture, but left off cup (did not qualify). He then was selected in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft by the Minnesota Wild. He never appeared in a game with the Wild, however, spending the 2000–01 season with the Wild's International Hockey League affiliate, the Cleveland Lumberjacks.

During the 2001–02 season, Laplante was traded to the Boston Bruins organization for Greg Crozier. He finished the season with Boston's AHL team, the Providence Bruins. He then spent three seasons in the ECHL, with his most recent professional season being 2003–04 with the Reading Royals.

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Preceded by
Grady Manson
Winner of the WHL Humanitarian of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Jesse Wallin

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