Lapierre by numbers
53- Regular season games played by Lapierre in 2007-08, setting a new career high for the young centerman.
7- Goals scored by Lapierre in 2007-08, surpassing his previous career-best of six set in 2006-07.
7-Points collected by Lapierre in 13 games in the month of March alone.
20 – Minutes of ice time logged by Lapierre on Dec. 30 in New York against the Rangers, to set a career high.
75 – Percentage of regular season games in which the 23-year-old registered a plus/minus rating of even or higher to finish the season at plus-5.
1.9 – Average number of hits per game dished out by Lapierre, third among Canadiens forwards behind Steve Bégin and Tom Kostopoulous.
7 – Times in 81:54 shorthanded minutes Lapierre was on the ice when the opposing team scored a power-play goal. That averaged out to one goal every 11:42, third best among the Habs in 2007-08 behind Alex Kovalev and Christopher Higgins.
31– Hits Lapierre dished out in 12 playoff games, third among Canadiens forwards.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com