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#3 Derrick LaPoint
Position: Defense
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wis.
High School: Green Bay-USHL
Major: Geography

Derrick LaPoint
Courtesy: FightingSioux.com
Release: 07/21/2010
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
Totals 166   5 29   34    27/62      0
     1        1
+22

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
Totals   71   5  18
  23
    22/52      0      1
      1
+13

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