Ric Nattress

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Ric Nattress
Born (1962-05-25) May 25, 1962 (age 52)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
Calgary Flames
Toronto Maple Leafs
Philadelphia Flyers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1980
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1982–1993

Eric James Nattress (born May 25, 1962 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] is a former National Hockey League defenceman. He was drafted in the second round, 27th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

Nattress played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Brantford Alexanders before making his NHL debut for Montreal in the 1982–83 season, appearing in 40 games. In the summer of 1983, Nattress was found guilty of marijuana and hashish possession in an incident which occurred in Brantford, Ontario in August 1982, and he was in turn suspended for the entire 1983–84 NHL season. However, his suspension was later lowered to 30 games.[2] Nattress would appear in 34 games with the Canadiens in 1983–84, and five more the next season, before being traded to the St. Louis Blues for cash before the 1985–86 season.

Nattress played two seasons for the Blues, who traded him to the Calgary Flames after the 1986–87 season for two draft picks. He played four-plus seasons with the Flames before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the ten-player deal on January 2, 1992, which also sent Doug Gilmour to Toronto.

After joining the Philadelphia Flyers for the 1992–93 season, Nattress retired. In his NHL career, Nattress played in 536 games. He recorded 29 goals and 135 assists. He also appeared in 67 playoff games, scoring five goals and adding ten assists. He was a member of the Sherbrooke Canadiens 1985 Calder Cup, and Calgary Flames team which won the Stanley Cup in 1989.

Currently, Nattress is a radio co-host of "Blue & White Tonight", a post-game show after every Toronto Maple Leafs game on Sportsnet 590 The Fan.

Nattress is now General Manager and Head Coach of the Stoney Creek Warriors in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. He has led the Warriors to back to back Golden Horseshoe Championships.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Brantford Alexanders OHA 65 3 21 24 34
1980–81 Brantford Alexander OHL 51 8 34 42 106
1981-82 Brantford Alexanders OHL 59 11 50 61 126 11 3 7 10 17
1981-82 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 5 0 1 1 7
1982–83 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 9 0 4 4 16 2 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 40 1 3 4 19 3 0 0 0 10
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 0 0 12 15
1984-85 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 72 8 40 48 37 16 4 13 17 20
1984-85 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2
1985-86 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 4 20 24 52 18 1 4 5 24
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 73 6 22 28 24 6 0 0 0 2
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 63 2 13 15 37 6 1 3 4 0
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 38 1 8 9 47 19 0 3 3 20
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 49 1 14 15 26 6 0 2 2 8
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 58 5 13 18 63 7 1 0 1 2
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 18 0 5 5 31
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 36 2 14 16 32
1992-93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 44 7 10 17 29
NHL totals 536 29 135 164 377 67 5 10 150 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8. 
  2. ^ "1980 NHL Entry Draft - Ric Nattress". Hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 

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