Richard Paul "Jumbo" Lapointe (August 2, 1955 – October 17, 1999) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Quebec Nordiques and Los Angeles Kings.
Rick LaPointe married his high school sweetheart Rhonda and had three children named Tara, Andrea and Daniel. Rick loved to fish, ski, camp, watch his son play hockey, be with his family and was a devout Christian. He died in 1999 of a heart attack.
By Dean Hanley
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