Rick LaFerriere

Richard Jacques LaFerrière (born January 3, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. His only NHL appearance came on February 23, 1982 when he was called in to relieve Chico Resch of goaltending duties at start of the third period in a game against the Detroit Red Wings.[1]

Rick LaFerriere
Born (1961-01-03) January 3, 1961 (age 60)
Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Colorado Rockies
NHL Draft 64th overall, 1980
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 1981–1984

LaFerrière was member of the Tulsa Oilers (CHL) team that suspended operations on February 16, 1984, playing only road games for final six weeks of 1983-84 season. Despite this adversity, the team went on to win the league's championship.[2]

After retiring from professional hockey, he went into the real estate business, and joined Chay Realty RE/MAX office in Barrie, Ontario.[3]

Playing careerEdit

LaFerrière was born in Hawkesbury, Ontario. LaFerrière played four seasons (1978–1981) in the Ontario Hockey League with the Peterborough Petes and the Brantford Alexanders.[4] LaFerrière was drafted in the fourth round, 64th overall, of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Rockies.[5]

LaFerrière began his professional career in the CHL with the Fort Worth Texans, gaining 8 wins in 37 games played during the 1981-82 season.[6] He played in one NHL game during the 1981–82 NHL season.[7] He played two seasons in the IHL with the Muskegon Mohawks, before concluding his playing career in the CHL with the Tulsa Oilers who he joined at the end of the 1983-84 season.[8]

In the 1983-84 playoffs, LaFerrière played in one game, supporting his team's win of the CHL Championship and the Adams Cup. [9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1978–79 Peterborough Pets OMJHL 21 1279 76 1 3.56
1979–80 Peterborough Pets OMJHL 55 38 13 1 3118 170 2 3.27 .893 14 12 863 38 0 2.64
1979–80 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 5 3 2 305 21 0 4.13
1980–81 Peterborough Pets OHL 34 15 15 2 1959 144 0 4.41
1980–81 Brantford Alexanders OHL 20 11 8 0 1155 93 0 4.83
1981–82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 37 8 26 2 2155 189 1 5.26 .841
1981–82 Colorado Rockies NHL 1 0 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .947
1982–83 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 44 2578 186 0 4.33 2 120 8 0 4.00
1983–84 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 16 817 83 0 6.09
1983–84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 2 79 4 0 3.03 1 0 0 20 2 0 6.00
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .947

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1980 Canada WJC 4 2 2 0 240 13 0 3.25
Junior totals 4 2 2 0 240 13 0 3.25

Honours and awardsEdit

  • 1979 Memorial Cup (Peterborough)
  • 1979-80 OMJHL All-Star Second Team
  • 1979-80 OMJHL Goals-Against Average Leader (3.27 GAA)
  • 1979-80 OMJHL Dave Pinkney Trophy (Lowest Team GAA) (co-winner with Terry Wright)
  • 1980 World Junior Championships (fifth place)
  • 1980 Memorial Cup (Peterborough)
  • 1980 Memorial Cup Wins Leader (3 wins)
  • 1980 Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Outstanding Goalie)
  • 1980 Memorial Cup All-Star First Team
  • 1984 CHL Championship (Adams Cup) as a member of the Tulsa Oilers[10] team coached by Tom Webster.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 NHL Entry Draft -- Rick LaFerriere".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2010-04-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "1980 NHL Entry Draft -- Bob Scurfield".
  4. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=7473
  5. ^ "1980 NHL Entry Draft -- Rick LaFerriere".
  6. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0001131982.html
  7. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0001371982.html
  8. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=7473
  9. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=7473
  10. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0000971984.html

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