Hockey Brawler Ian Laperriere Hopes Plastic Surgeon Can Fix His Face

IS THIS HOW IT ALL STARTED FOR MICKEY ROURKE? KCNC-TV in Denver escorts Colorado Avalanche tough guy Ian Laperriere to a local plastic surgeon “to find out if his damaged face could be straightened out after he retires from the NHL.”

Laperriere, who HockeyFights.com reports has had 144(!) fights in his 12-year NHL career, has had his nose smashed so many times that it now resides off-center on his face - which he claims causes opposing fighters to miss his kisser. Seriously.

Hockey's Ian Laperriere Hopes Plastic Surgeon Can Fix His Broken Nose


While Laperriere is good-natured about his condition, he does lament the fact that he can’t wear sunglasses without them practically falling off his face - much to the delight of his teammates.

Consulting surgeon Dr. Stacey Folk has the diagnosis: “It’s not the worst nose I’ve seen. It is impressive though. It will probably never be really straight but I think we can do a good job making it look like a real nose.

Wow, there’s a vote of confidence.

Here’s hoping the plastic surgery will indeed be Laperriere’s stop after hanging up his skates, instead of the neurologist.