Defenceman Eric Lavigne played one game for the LA Kings in 1994-95. He was a physical player who used his 6'3" frame to punish many an opposing forward. He could also participate in offensive thrusts on occasion.
Born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Lavigne was taken 25th overall by the Washington Capitals in 1991 after he scored 11 goals and racked up 153 minutes in penalties on the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques. He returned to junior for two years then signed as a free agent with the Kings in October, 1993.
The burly rearguard made his pro debut with the Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL in 1993-94. He played most of the next season with the club and was summoned to the NHL for one contest. In 1995-96, Lavigne enjoyed his best year as a pro with 18 points and solid defensive play with the PEI Senators of the AHL. He continued to toil in the minors and retired after splitting the 1999-00 season between the Cleveland Lumberjacks and Michigan K-Wings of the IHL.