Alumni Report (2/24): LaLonde hit the ice for Puerto Rico
Former defenseman Rob LaLonde became the oldest active alumni this season when he suited up for Team Puerto Rico at the Latam Cup. LaLonde owns Buttendz, a company that makes grips for hockey and lacrosse sticks. LaLonde and I were at Merrimack at the same time … we both graduated in 2006 and then he went on to play professionally for a few years in the AHL and ECHL before founding Buttendz.
LaLonde played professionally from 2006-10, including four seasons with the Reading Royals (ECHL) with multiple AHL call-ups over the course of those seasons.
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