John Laliberte

John Laliberte (born August 5, 1983) is an American former professional ice hockey Winger. He most notably played for EHC Wolfsburg and ERC Ingolstadt in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 4th round (114th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

John Laliberte
John Laliberte ERC.jpg
Born (1983-08-05) August 5, 1983 (age 36)
Saco, Maine, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot left
Played for Worcester Sharks
Milwaukee Admirals
Odense Bulldogs
EHC Wolfsburg
ERC Ingolstadt
NHL Draft 114th overall, 2002
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2006–2018

Playing careerEdit

Laliberte played collegiate hockey for the Boston University Terriers of the Hockey East.

Unsigned from the Canucks, Laliberte played in the American Hockey League with the Worcester Sharks and Milwaukee Admirals before pursuing a European career. After a season in Denmark playing for the Odense Bulldogs of the then AL-Bank Ligaen, Laliberte transferred to the German DEL, signing with the Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg.[1]

After three seasons with the Grizzlys, Laliberte signed a contract with fellow German club, ERC Ingolstadt on May 18, 2012. During the 2013–14 season, on December 14, 2013, Laliberte was signed to a three-year contract extension to remain in Ingolstadt.[2]

Laliberte, who agreed on another one-year-contract in Ingolstadt until 2018, has been named twice as captain of the team.[3] Due to his constance in scoring, Laliberte has become one of the topscorers of ERC Ingolstadt's history.[4]

At the conclusion of the 2017–18 season, Laliberte opted to end his contract early and announce his retirement from professional hockey after 12 seasons.[5]

PersonalEdit

Laliberte and his wife, Candice, have two children. He lives in Portland, Maine and accepted a new career in a property development post playing career.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team roster in Wolfsburg 2011-12". EHC Wolfsburg. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  2. ^ "Laliberte extends with ERC" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  3. ^ "Our Captains". ERC Ingolstadt. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  4. ^ "All-Time Statistics ERC Ingolstadt". ERC Ingolstadt. 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  5. ^ a b "A big one is going" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.

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