Pete Lappin '88
St. Lawrence's all-time point leader in hockey, Pete Lappin was the first Saint player to be a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and the first to win ECAC Player of the year honors.
An All America in 1987 and 1988, earning first team honors as a senior, Lappin completed a brilliant four-year career with 187 points and led his teams in scoring in three of his four seasons. He tied the single-season goal scoring record with 34, leading the 1986-87 team to the ECAC finals and an NCAA appearance and had a 60-point season as a senior, leading the 1987-88 team to a 29-9-0 record, the ECAC Championship and a spot in the NCAA championship game. He finished his SLU career with 85 goals and 102 assists.
The 1988 ECAC Tournament Most Valuable Player in addition to earning Player of the Year and first-team All ECAC honors, Lappin finished as runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to the nation's top hockey player. He scored a hat trick against 1988 Hobey Baker winner Robb Stauber of Minnesota in the NCAA semifinals, lifting the Saints to a 3-2 win and into the NCAA championship game.
A supplemental draft choice of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, he played in 17 playoff games for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the International Hockey League following the completion of his senior season and scored 16 goals with 12 assists for 28 points.. He went on to score 142 goals and added 155 assists in 309 IHL games with Salt Lake, Kalamazoo and Kansas City. He also played in seven National Hockey League games, six with the Minnesota North Stars and one with the San Jose Sharks prior to retiring from professional hockey and entering the business world in 1992.
One of four Lappin brothers to play hockey for St. Lawrence, Pete is now a senior vice president of Morgan Stanley. He and his wife Terry are the parents of three children.