Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Denis Larocque
Defenceman Denis Larocque played eight games for the LA Kings in 1987-88. He was better known as a solid positional player in junior and the minors.

Born in Hawksbury, Ontario Larocque was taken 44th overall by the Kings in 1986 after he helped the OHL's Guelph Platers win the Memorial Cup. He returned to junior for one more season then spent most of his first pro year with the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks. That year he also received an eight-game look in LA but returned to the minors until his retirement in 1993.

Over this span Larocque was a reliable defenceman in four different minor pro leagues. His most significant involvement in the NHL was being part of the trade with the New York Rangers that brought Todd Elik to the West Coast in December 1988.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Hawkesbury Hawks ON-Jr.A 31 0 13 13 83
1983-84 Guelph Platers OHL 65 1 5 6 74
1984-85 Guelph Platers OHL 62 1 15 16 67
1985-86 Guelph Platers OHL 62 2 17 19 144 20 1 4 5 44
1985-86 Guelph Platers M-Cup 4 0 2 2 0
1986-87 Guelph Platers OHL 45 4 10 14 82 5 0 2 2 9
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 0 1 1 18 -4
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 58 4 10 14 154
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 15 2 2 4 51
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 30 2 8 10 39 4 0 2 2 10
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 31 1 2 3 66
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 26 2 4 6 39 6 0 1 1 2
1990-91 Moncton Hawks AHL 68 2 9 11 92 1 0 0 0 2
1991-92 St. Thomas Wildcats ColHL 55 9 21 30 133
1992-93 Dayton Bombers ECHL 5 0 0 0 17
1992-93 St. Thomas Wildcats ColHL 18 1 4 5 17 13 1 3 4 24
NHL Totals 8 0 1 1 18


Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles with Dean Kennedy for Igor Liba, Michael Boyce, Todd Elik and future considerations, December 12, 1988.
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