"A former member of the Chicago Blackhawks finally got out of town"
Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Martin Lapointe has sold his Hinsdale mansion this past Friday. The mansion was sold for $2.95 million. The house was purchased for $2.85 million in 2011. Lapointe played for the Blackhawks from 2005-08.
Lapointe came up with the Detroit Red Wings, playing in their organization from 1991-2002. He was the 10th overall pick of 1991 draft by the Red Wings. He played in 552 games with 108 goals and 122 assists for 230 points. After leaving the Red Wings, Lapointe spent the three seasons with the Boston Bruins, accumulating 40 goals and 43 assists in 205 games.
From the Bruins, Lapointe joined the Blackhawks in 2005. He spent three seasons with the Blackhawks, scoring 30 goals and adding 32 assists in 216 games. Lapointe would play with Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp, Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Bickell in his three seasons with the Blackhawks. Lapointe was traded from the Blackhawks to the Ottawa Senators in 2008 for a sixth-round pick.
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The sixth-round pick was Pascal Pelletier. Pelletier appeared in seven games with the Blackhawks in 2008-09. He recorded zero points for the Blackhawks. Pelletier would spend the rest of his career as a journeyman. He would return to the NHL with Vancouver in 2013-14 for three games.
Lapointe would not be resigned by the Senators and would retire after that season. He joined the Blackhawks as a scout in 2011.
Where is he now?
Lapointe would leave the Blackhawks’ front office when former Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin was named executive vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Lapointe is the director of player development.
Lapointe is one of the most recent former or current Blackhawks players to sell their homes in Chicagoland. Jonathan Toews also sold his home this year. The home that was featured in the “What’s your goal?” ad featuring Alexis and now-former Blackhawk Andrew Shaw.
Toews sold his Lincoln Park Mansion for $3.825 million back in July of this year. Toews was downsizing to a smaller property in the city of Chicago.
Toews joined his teammate Brent Seabrook, who was very busy in the real estate market this year. Seabrook listed his house in Roscoe Village for $1.35 million earlier this year. He built it for $595,000. Seabrook also bought a new mansion in Lake View for $2.9 million this year.
Based on the money exchanged in the housing market from Blackhawks and former Blackhawk,. it appears that no one is hurting for money. Success leads to big cash pay days — just ask Toews, Seabrook and Lapointe.