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Canada Rick Middleton
a.k.a. "Richard Middleton"
EHC Bülach / NLB - 88/89
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Brett Pollock 7 4 9 13
2. Alexander Wiklund 7 4 7 11
3. Tyler Vesel 7 6 4 10
4. Mikael Frycklund 7 4 6 10
5. Henrik Björklund 6 7 2 9
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
67
Height
5'11" / 180 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
170 lbs / 77 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time Canada Cup Champion 1
1-time NHL Gentleman Conduct (Lady Byng Trophy) 1

Middleton holds the NHL record for points (19) and assists (14) in a single playoff series. In the early 1980s, he recorded 5 straight years with 40+ goals and 90+ points. Over 14 seasons, Rick won a Canada Cup, Lady Byng, and appeared in 3 all-star games, retiring in 1988 with 448 goals and 540 assists.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1970-71 Toronto Nationals MetJBHL 42 39 34 73 28 |
1971-72 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 53 36 34 70 24 | Playoffs 12 5 5 10 2
1972-73 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 62 67 70 137 14 |
1973-74 Providence Reds AHL 63 36 48 84 14 | Playoffs 15 9 6 15 2
1974-75 New York Rangers NHL 47 22 18 40 19 -6 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 2
1975-76 New York Rangers NHL 77 24 26 50 14 -38 |
1976-77 Boston Bruins NHL 72 20 22 42 2 2 | Playoffs 13 5 4 9 0
1977-78 Boston Bruins NHL 79 25 35 60 8 40 | Playoffs 15 5 2 7 0
1978-79 Boston Bruins NHL 71 38 48 86 7 33 | Playoffs 11 4 8 12 0
1979-80 Boston Bruins NHL 80 40 52 92 24 31 | Playoffs 10 4 2 6 5
1980-81 Boston Bruins NHL 80 44 59 103 16 15 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2
1981-82 Boston Bruins NHL 75 51 43 94 12 15 | Playoffs 11 6 9 15 0
Canada CC 7 1 2 3 0 |
1982-83 Boston Bruins NHL 80 49 47 96 8 33 | Playoffs 17 11 22 33 6
1983-84 Boston Bruins NHL 80 47 58 105 14 26 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -4
1984-85 Boston Bruins NHL 80 30 46 76 6 2 | Playoffs 5 3 0 3 0
Canada CC 7 4 4 8 0 8 |
1985-86 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 49 14 30 44 10 17 |
1986-87 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 76 31 37 68 6 7 | Playoffs 4 2 2 4 0
1987-88 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 59 13 19 32 11 3 | Playoffs 19 5 5 10 4 4
1988-89 EHC Bülach NLB 17 11 14 25 18 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1965-66 Wexford Raiders QC Int PW - - - - - |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 63 36 48 84 1.33 14 - | 1 15 9 6 15 1.00 2 -
CC 2 14 5 6 11 0.79 0 8 | 0
MetJBHL 1 42 39 34 73 1.74 28 - | 0
NHL 14 1005 448 540 988 0.98 157 180 | 12 114 45 55 100 0.88 19 0
OHA-Jr. 2 115 103 104 207 1.80 38 - | 1 12 5 5 10 0.83 2 -
QC Int PW 1 - - - - - - - | 0
NLB (SL) 1 17 11 14 25 1.47 18 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Mike Milbury (D) 1976-1987 11 Boston Bruins
Brad Park (D) 1974-1983 9 Boston Bruins, New York Rangers
Terry O'Reilly (F) 1976-1985 9 Boston Bruins
Raymond Bourque (D) 1979-1988 9 Boston Bruins, Canada

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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1973, 2 #21 overall by Minnesota Fighting Saints in the WHA Amateur Draft

Number 16 retired by Boston Bruins

Cult/Star player for Boston Bruins

Cult/Star player for Bülach

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