Besides putting up a ton of points on the ice, he was also quite the prankster away from it. He famously shook the Canadian Prime Minister's hand with a hand full of Vaseline.
Since retiring, LaPointe has served as the Wild's chief amateur scout and has been around since the team's inception. He's responsible for a lot of today's roster, so it will be cool to have his scouting projects on hand to see the ceremony.
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