Ian Laperriere was a Philadelphia Flyer for a very short time in the grand scheme of things, however, his impact on the franchise and on hockey will be felt for years to come. Today, after sitting out two seasons because of post concussion syndrome, Ian Laperriere called it a career and hung up his skates.
He will be remembered as one of the most courageous players every to play the game, and that is exemplified in shot the he blocked with his face that wound up ending his career. Lappy plans on staying in the area and continuing to working with the Flyers in developing young players and prospects. Laperriere has also been an analyst for the Flyers on the Comcast Sports Network in Philadelphia. Best of luck to Lappy. In honor of his retirement, we look back on his career in video.
Philadelphia Flyers forward Ian Laperriere has retired from the NHL, more than two years after playing his last game.
Laperriere sat out the past two seasons because of post-concussion syndrome resulting from getting hit in the right eye with a puck during the 2010 playoffs. He officially retired Tuesday because his contract expired and he was able to come off the salary cap.
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, Ian Laperriere waited until after the Stanley Cup final ended, with the Los Angeles Kings on top, to announce something that was 2 years in the making.
Laperriere, 38, officially announced his retirement from hockey on Tuesday. He spent the last two seasons of his contract working with the Flyers’ prospects in a coaching role...
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For those of you that just hopped on the Kings bandwagon, its about time you learned about some of the former players. One fan favorite from back in the day was Ian Laperriere. Known as “Lappy” to the fans, the Canadian right-winger played with the Kings from 1996-2004.
Although Lappy was not much of a goal scorer or playmaker, the man could fight with the best of them. Standing...
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