Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Randy Ladouceur
Defenceman Randy Ladouceur was a solid physical player in his own zone who was rarely noticed by the fans. His career lasted over 900 games and was characterized by consistency and team oriented play as opposed to flair.

Born in Brockville, Ontario Ladouceur played two years with the OHA's Brantford Alexanders. After signing as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings, he spent a year each in the AHL and IHL working on his game. Ladouceur looked solid in 27 games as a rookie in 1982-83 before taking a regular turn on the blueline the next season. His solid play helped the club improve by 12 points and qualify for the post-season for the first time since 1978. Ladouceur played two and a half more years in Motown before he was traded to the Hartford Whalers for Dave Barr.

The steady rearguard played six and a half years with the Whalers and helped the team finish first in the Adams Division in 1986-87. Over the next five seasons, he was a reliable performer but the Whalers were caught in a rut, finishing fourth each year and losing in the first round of the playoffs. A respected presence on and off the ice, Ladouceur was the team's captain in 1991-92.

During the 1993 Expansion Draft, Ladouceur was claimed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He was a stabilizing influence on the young blueline and a role model off the ice. Ladouceur served as the team captain in 1994-85 then retired after playing 63 games in the 1995-96 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Brockville Blackhawks Minor-ON 50 25 56 81
1977-78 Hamilton Fincups OMJHL 64 8 20 28 82 20 0 0 0 9
1978-79 Brantford Alexanders OMJHL 64 3 17 20 141
1979-80 Brantford Alexanders OMJHL 37 6 15 21 125 8 0 5 5 18
1980-81 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 80 7 30 37 52 8 1 3 4 10
1981-82 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 78 4 28 32 78 5 1 1 2 6
1982-83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 0 4 4 16 -10
1982-83 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 48 11 21 32 54
1983-84 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 3 17 20 58 -12 4 1 0 1 6
1983-84 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 11 3 5 8 12
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 3 27 30 108 +3 3 1 0 1 0
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 5 13 18 196 -54
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 3 6 9 70 -4
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 36 2 3 5 51 +6 6 0 2 2 12
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 1 7 8 91 +7 6 1 1 2 4
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 2 5 7 95 -23 1 0 0 0 10
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 71 3 12 15 126 -6 7 1 0 1 10
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 1 3 4 118 -10 6 1 4 5 6
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 74 1 9 10 127 -1 7 0 1 1 11
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 62 2 4 6 109 -18
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 81 1 9 10 74 +7
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 44 2 4 6 36 +2
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 63 1 3 4 47 +5
NHL Totals 930 30 126 156 1322 40 5 8 13 59


Signed as a free agent by Detroit, November 1, 1979. Traded to Hartford by Detroit for Dave Barr, January 12, 1987. Claimed by Anaheim from Hartford in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993.
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