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Dan LaCouture (born April 18, 1977 in Hyannis, Massachusetts) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). LaCouture is a graduate of Natick High School in Natick, Massachusetts.

Dan is american and he was a graduate of South Hadley High School in South Hadley,Ma == Career == He was drafted 29th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders traded Lacouture to the Edmonton Oilers for Mariusz Czerkawski on August 25, 1997. Initially, he played primarily for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate, but became more of a regular in the NHL while playing for the Oilers in the 2000–01 season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins dealt for Lacouture on March 13, 2001 sending Sven Butenschon to the Oilers. Lacouture had his most productive season, scoring six goals along with eleven assists in 2001–02, while playing for Pittsburgh until 2003. On February 10 of that year, he, along with Alexei Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen, and Mike Wilson were sent to the New York Rangers in exchange for Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner, Mikael Samuelsson, Rico Fata, and cash.

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