|Nicholas J. Lappin
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 11.1.92 Geneva, Illinois
|How he arrived: Signed as an undrafted free agent, 3.8.16
How he left: Still Active With The Devils
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Lappin came off a good 4 year career with Brown before signing a two-way deal with the Devils after he finished his
senior year. He had impressed with Albany, as well, having scored 7 points in 12 regular season games, and 7 more
in the playoffs (11 games there).
It was a similar route that his father, Peter Lappin, took to get to his pro career, with the elder Lappin playing for St.
Lawrence in college before joining Calgary's system via the supplemental draft, and would finally see an NHL game
with the Minnesota North Stars in 1990.
Nick, though, didn't have to wait 2 years to see his first NHL game, though. He got the call to the N in late October,
2016, and made his debut against the team he grew up watching, the Chicago Blackhawks. Needless to say, he was
giddy about it.
Also unlike his father, who went scoreless in 7 career NHL games, he would get his first NHL point the next night
against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and assist on a goal by Devante Smith-Pelly.
... Well, assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald did say during the summer that he could crack the NHL lineup in 16-17. And
now we see why.