Eric Lavigne was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1991 NHL draft by the Washington Capitals. He played is major-juniour hockey with the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL and was considered a competent hockey enforcer. His stay in Washington was extremely brief as he was soon with the Los Angeles Kings, who game Lavigne his first NHL appearance in 1994-95. Since then, Eric has been going back and forth amongst various hockey teams in the IHL, AHL, Europe and second/third tier teams in North America. In 2003-04 he continued playing, for the Thetford Mines Prolab of the QSMHL and was still racking up the penalty minutes!