IAN LAPERRIERE RUMORS

Now a coach, Laperriere promises not to change

Ian Laperriere was in Seattle preparing to fly to British Columbia to scout Flyers prospects when his cell phone rang. It was general manager Paul Holmgren. He wanted to know if the 39-year-old former player was still interested in coaching. Laperriere didn’t even bother to call his wife Magali to discuss another career change. “She knows trust me” he said. “I’ve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Laperriere “un homme de fer” after Sunday event in Quebec

You might have called Ian Laperriere a warrior, or tough as nails during an 18-year NHL career which concluded three years ago in Philadelphia. After Sunday, add “iron man” to those honorifics. The 39-year-old Laperriere completed the Ironman Mont-Tremblant in his native Quebec, ranking 124th among his division, men aged 35-to-39. He finished the swim portion of the race, a 3...
Via Flyers Faithful
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Development Camp: “It’s About Becoming a Pro”

(Via the Philadelphia Flyers). As the clock struck 2:30, Ian Laperriere gathered together the group of prospects assembled at the SkateZone for the last time. He spoke to them briefly before dismissing them, thus officially ending the the Philadelphia Flyers 2013 Development Camp. While Laperriere and the other coaches spent four hard days improving the player’s skills and nitpicking...
Via The Hockey Guys
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Interview with Flyers’ Ian Laperriere

Ian Laperriere quietly roamed the hallways of the Flyers Skate Zone during last week’s Developmental Camp with a skewed smile and some pep in his step. He had just stepped off the ice after running the annual Flyers rookie camp for the second year in a row in Voorhees, New Jersey. The newly appointed Director of Player Development, with his signature closely-cropped hair, was...
Via The Hockey Guys
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Panaccio: Being His Own Man

Sat down with Ian Laperriere on Tuesday to chat about this being his first rookie camp whe he is totally in charge as director of player development. His job next season is to meet up with every player and spend some one-on-one time with them. It's not just following up on their on-ice performance but off the ice, scholastics (if applicable), nutrition, etc. He'll be...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Video Of The Week- Lappy

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...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Laperriere officially retires

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. The...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Ian Laperriere With His Retirement Announcement

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Laperriere, Today in Flyers History

It was a foregone conclusion that Ian Laperriere would announce his retirement after the 2011-12 season, but there is still a little bit of sadness that his career had to end with two seasons on injured reserve as a result of post-concussion issues that prevented him from returning to the ice for the Flyers. The retirement paperwork will be filed as soon as the off-season officially...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

A Brief E-mail Interview with Ian Laperriere

With all the concussions that are happening in the National Hockey League this year, I figured now would be a good time to do an e-mail interview with an NHLer who has had one and that is Ian Lapperriere. Lapperriere has not played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season due to post-concussion syndrome. Ian was kind enough to take the time to tell us about how he got into hockey, how...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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