Larose, the son of a five-time Stanley Cup champion (Montreal Canadiens forward Claude Larose), was drafted in the 11th round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. He made his NHL debut on March 18, 1999, at the tender age of 21.
Larose split the first 10 years of his professional career between the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League. He then moved to Germany for the 1997-98 season and played for the Revier Lions.
The Wolves lured him back to North America and, at the age of 31, Larose entered the Wolves lineup in the 1998-9 season. Over the course of the next four seasons, the 5-foot-9 forward produced 44 goals and 71 assists in 251 regular-season games. He also played a key role in four straight postseasons as he played in 66 of a possible 67 playoff games from 1999 to 2002 — posting six goals and 12 assists — as the Wolves captured the 2000 Turner Cup and the 2002 Calder Cup and reached the 2001 Turner Cup Finals.
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