Ian Laperriere Quote Book
2010 - 2011 Quotes
"It's tough for people to understand. I know this is a sport, but since we were little boys, we've had the hockey mentality. Whether it's your brain or your knee, suck it up."
September 28, 2010 - CBCSports.ca
"Laperriere is the kind of player every fan can root for. He's never taken the easy way out, fighting and scrapping his way through 1,083 games. He'll throw his body in front of everything, one of the reasons his nose looks like a road map of the Don Valley Parkway."
Elliotte Friedman - September 28, 2010 - CBCSports.ca
2009 - 2010 Quotes
"Winning is everything. I've played many years and a lot of games, but I don't have any bling bling to show. That's the goal."
July 15, 2009 - Philadelphia Daily News
"You get a lot of P's with Ian Laperriere: Penalty-killer. Pest. Physical force. Perfect teammate."
Wayne Fish - July 16, 2009 - Bucks County Courier Times
2008 - 2009 Quotes
"We need to be ugly, just like my face."
On the Avalanche's style of play - January 9, 2009 - Rocky Mountain News
"He is Braveheart on skates, the guy who will throw his body in front of a screaming slap shot with no second thought or fight the guy who just hit a teammate a little too hard for his liking."
Adrian Dater - Denver Post - February 25, 2009
2007 - 2008 Quotes
"...I was looking up at his calf."
When asked what the view was like when looking up at 6' 7" Derek Boogaard's face - April 16, 2008 - Denver Post
"Laperriere is made of the 100 percent true grit that holds any winning team together."
Mark Kiszla - Denver Post - January 31, 2008
2006 - 2007 Quotes
"I love the game. I love to play. I am like a kid everyday. The day I am going to take it (hockey) as work is the day I am going to have to retire."
October 8, 2006 - The Pueblo Chieftain
"Gotta love Ian Laperriere...the way he plays with so much joy..."
CBC Sports' Drew Remenda - November 25, 2006
2005 - 2006 Quotes
"I had a little too much butter on my toast."
After celebrating a little more than usual after scoring the game winning goal against the Canucks - October 27, 2005 - Rocky Mountain News
"Ian Laperriere's enthusiasm for the game is infectious..."
Terry Frei - November 14, 2005 - Denver Post
2003 - 2004 and Earlier Quotes
"I don't really set goals, I just try to play physical and make things happen... If I'm going to be successful at what I do, I have to make a difference in some way."
NHLPA Feature Story - July 7, 2004
"He's not the biggest guy on the ice, but he plays with the biggest heart out there."
Larry Robinson, Former LA Kings Head Coach - Game Night Magazine - 1997-98 Season