Rick LaFerriere split his junior hockey in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes and Brantford Alexanders. He played on Team Canada in the 1980 World Junior Hockey Championship and saw action in four of the team's five games in the tournament. The Colorado Rockies drafted him in the 4th round (64th overall) of the 1980 NHL Draft. He turned pro in 1981-82 and played 37 games for a bad Fort Worth Texans team in the Central Hockey League. He posted a 5.27 Goals Against Average with a shutout and was called up and appeared in one game for the Rockies. He spent the 1982-83 season with the Muskegon Mohawks of the International Hockey League, playing in 44 games with a 4.33 GAA. LaFerriere split his last professional season in 1983-84 with Muskegon and the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL.
Laferriere wore this Sandow SK durene home white jersey in his only NHL appearance on February 23, 1982. He replaced starter Glenn "Chico" Resch for the third period and stopped 18 of 19 shots in a 6-3 Rockies loss to the Detroit Red Wings at McNichols Arena in Denver. Laferriere was the only player for the Rockies to wear number 29 during the 1981-82 season. The jersey sports some puck marks on the body and sleeves and there is some blood stains on the lower front hem. General piling appears on the inside of the lower portions of the sleeves from glove wear. The logos and numbers are sewn onto the jersey while the name has been screened on the nameplate. The make and style is consistent with other Rockie jerseys from the 1981-82 season. The picture above shows Laferriere in his only NHL game. Most notable is the placement of the sleeve numbers, which matches the jersey.