Professional Hockey Player. A native of Victoria, British Columbia, he was a Defenseman in the National Hockey League. At 6'02", and 200lbs, he played for the Detroit Red Wings from 1975 to 1977, the Philadelphia Flyers from 1976 to 1979, the St. Louis Blues from 1979 to 1982, the Quebec Nordiques from 1982 to 1984, and the Los Angeles Kings from 1984 to 1986. Lapointe retired from hockey in 1986, and then coached at the Victoria Racquet Club and for several kids hockey clubs. He passed away from a heart attack.