Rick Berry

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Rick Berry
Born (1978-11-04) November 4, 1978 (age 36)
Birtle, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Colorado Avalanche
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
EV Duisburg Die Füchse
NHL Draft 55th overall, 1997
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1998–2009

Rick E. Berry (born November 4, 1978 in Birtle, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. Berry now lives in Colorado and is a Financial Consultant.

Playing career[edit]

Berry was drafted 55th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He played the majority of his first 3 pro seasons in the American Hockey League with the Hershey Bears. In his first full season with Colorado he played 57 games before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 19, 2002 with Ville Nieminen for Darius Kasparaitis.[1] He did not last long in Pittsburgh, as he was claimed by the Washington Capitals in the Waiver Draft later that year.[2]

In 2006 he signed with the New York Islanders as a free agent but never played for the team suiting up for the Islanders affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In the 2007–08 season unable to find a NHL club, Berry signed with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.[3]

In the 2008-09, his final season, Berry signed with German team, EV Duisburg Die Füchse of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga and scored 11 points in 47 games.

In 197 career NHL games Berry scored 2 goals and 13 assists for 15 points, while accumulating 314 penalty minutes.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 59 4 9 13 103 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 72 12 21 33 125 15 3 7 10 23
1997–98 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 37 5 12 17 100
1997–98 Spokane Chiefs WHL 22 4 9 13 31 17 1 4 5 26
1998–99 Hershey Bears AHL 62 2 6 8 153
1999–00 Hershey Bears AHL 64 9 16 25 148 13 2 3 5 24
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 48 6 17 23 87 12 2 2 4 18
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 19 0 4 4 38
2001–02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 57 0 0 0 60
2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 0 2 2 21
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 43 2 1 3 87
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 10 2 1 3 12
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 65 0 6 6 108
2004–05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 45 2 6 8 83
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 5 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 64 1 11 12 121 7 0 0 0 15
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 3 15 18 155
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 54 2 8 10 77
2008–09 EV Duisburg DEL 47 2 9 11 111
NHL totals 197 2 13 15 314

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avalanche acquire Kasparaitis". CBC. 2002-03-19. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Washington claim Berry". Washington Times. 2002-10-05. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Falcons sign Berry". OurSportsCentral. 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 

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