Chad LaRose (born March 27, 1982) is a professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League.
The Hurricanes signed the OHL scoring machine to a three-year entry level contract on August 6, 2003. A product of the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede, LaRose later led the OHL Plymouth Whalers in scoring in 2002–03 with 117 points in 67 games. LaRose was never drafted, but his breakout overage season caught the attention of NHL scouts. He was an invitee to the Detroit Red Wings training camp in 2001 and 2002.
LaRose started the 2003–04 season with the ECHL Florida Everblades, and was shuttling back and forth between the there and Lowell for most of the second half of the year.