September 19, 2005

LaPointe Survives First Round of Cuts with Wings

Sept. 19, 2005

Fairfield, CT - Former Sacred Heart goaltender Kevin LaPointe (Quebec City, Quebec) has made it past the first round of cuts at Detroit Red Wings training camp. He participated in the Red Wings annual Red-White scrimmage on Sunday in Travese City, MI.

LaPointe was in Red Wings camp today for the continuation of practices. He was expected to work out with a group of Wings that included NHL veterans Brendan Shanahan and Mathieu Schneider.

The Red Wings will play nine preseason games beginning tonight and concluding October 1st. Teams must cut their rosters to 20 players by the opening night of the regular season, October 5th.

LaPointe is also scheduled to attend training camp with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Red Wings later this month. He has also signed a contract to play professionally for the Muskegon Fury of the United Hockey League.

LaPointe graduated from Sacred Heart University in May with a degree in Finance and he was a member of the 2003-04 and 2004-05 Atlantic Hockey Association All-Academic Teams.

Over his career with the Pioneers, LaPointe played in 71 games with a career save percentage of .902 and a goals against average of 3.08.