SignUp
Sport Page
Print  
#3 Derrick LaPoint
Position: Defense
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wis.
High School: Green Bay-USHL
Major: Geography
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205663387)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205617539)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205617540)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205595914)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205507974)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205364419)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205126195)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205126206)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205027819)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205017201)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(205016944)
1
javascript: goToReplayPhotos(1373460)
1
LaPoint Photos
755131
766069
753503
764710
749553
761147
745149
756271
737892
749125
732005
742726
728418
738697
723458
733550
723168
733350
715762
725444
715682
725352
688000
697039
685357
694379
678444
687930
654412
664434
647920
657685
644239
654300
79662
84634
LaPoint Videos
Derrick LaPoint
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 07/21/2010

2010-11 (Senior): Assistant captain ... Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete ... Received his third straight WCHA All-Academic team selection ... Co-recipient of team's Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship (with Chay Genoway), given to the player(s) who demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards, athletic excellence ... Named to Athletics Director’s Fall Honor Roll ... Logged a career-high plus-22 plus/minus rating ... Was a plus or even for 32 consecutive games to end the season, the longest such stretch on the team ... His last game with a negative rating was Nov. 13 at Wisconsin ... Matched his season high with two assists and was a plus-2 in UND’s 4-3 double-overtime win over No. 5 Denver in the championship game of the WCHA Final Five (March 19) ... Also had two assists in a 5-2 win over Bemidji State (Feb. 26) ... Earned fourth letter.

2009-10 (Junior): A WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... Selected to his second straight WCHA All-Academic Team ... Named UND's Male Unsung Hero (all sports) ... Named to WCHA Five Final All-Tournament Team ... Returned from a severe season-ending injury suffered in Feb. 2009 to play in all 43 games ...Led all UND defensemen in points (20) and assists (22) ... Both were career highs ... Ranked ninth among WCHA defensemen in scoring ... One of only six WCHA defensemen with 20-plus assists ... Ranked on the team with a +17 ...Enjoyed his first career three-point game with three assists against Minnesota in the first round (Game 1) of the WCHA playoffs (March 12) ... Was also a career-best +4 in that game ... Put together a career-best six-game point streak from Dec. 12 to Jan. 15 ... Had eight assists during that stretch ... Scored his first career shorthanded goal in a 4-0 win over Minnesota (Oct. 16) ... Earned third letter.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Named to All-WCHA Academic team ... Appeared in career-high 32 games before suffering season-ending injury against Minnesota State (Feb. 14) ... Finished the season with a goal and four assists ... Recorded a +11 plus/minus rating in his last 22 games after posting a -11 in his first 10 games ... Notched a +2 in three of his last seven games ... Lone goal of the season was an empty-netter in a 7-4 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 13) ... Earned second letter.

2007-08 (Freshman): Appeared in 31 games ... Scored two goals and five assists ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Michigan State (Oct. 13) and was a +2 in UND's 6-0 win ... Collected his first career point with the game-winning goal against Colorado College (Nov. 2) ... Scored five points (2g, 3a) during WCHA games to tie for fifth among rookie defensemen ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Drafted in the fourth round (116th overall) by the Florida Panthers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2006-07 season with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League, scoring 13 goals and recording 36 assists in 59 regular season games ... Named first team All-USHL and to the USHL All-Rookie Team ... 2006 Wisconsin high school player of the year ... Two-time all-state player and team MVP for his Eau Claire North team ... Had 11 goals and 33 assists in 23 games as a high school senior ... Also played golf in high school.

Personal: Majoring in geography ... A 2006 graduate of Eau Claire North High School in Eau Claire, Wis. ... Son of Scott and Patty LaPoint ... Brother, Nate, is the head equipment manager for the University of Wisconsin's men's hockey team.

LaPoint's Career Overall Statistics:

Year   GP   G   A PTS        PEN PPG SHG GWG +/-
2007-08 31 2 5 7 13/34 0 0 1 +6
2008-09 32 1 4 5 6/12 0 0 0 -1
2009-10 43 2 20 22 8/16 0 1 0 +17
2010-11 43 2 8 10 4/8 0 0 0 +22
Totals 149   7 37
   44    31/70      0
     1        1
+44

LaPoint's Career WCHA Statistics:

Year GP   G   A PTS       PEN PPG SHG GWG +/-
2007-08   21   2   3     5     12/32     0     0      1     E
2008-09   22   1   3     4        4/8     0     0      0   +1
2009-10   28   2  12   14      6/12     0     1      0 +12
2010-11 28 2 4 6 1/2 0 0 0 +10
Totals   99   7
 22
  29
    23/54      0      1
      1
+23

Bold statistics indicate led team