Rick Wilson (ice hockey)

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This article is about the former ice hockey player. For other people named Rick Wilson, see Richard Wilson (disambiguation).

Richard Gordon Wilson (born August 10, 1950 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman and head coach. On August 10, 2010 Wilson was named assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild organisation.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Wilson was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft, sixty-sixth overall. He played for the AHL Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings and AHL Philadelphia Firebirds.

He was an assistant coach for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey team, Prince Albert Raiders, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars. He was also an acting head coach between January 25, 2002, and May 2002 for the Dallas Stars. He won the Memorial Cup in 1985. He won the Stanley Cup in 1999.

He is also the father of Texas Stars forward Landon Wilson.

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1969-70  U. of North Dakota          NCAA   30    2    9   11   32  --  --  --  --  --
1970-71  U. of North Dakota          NCAA    0    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1972-73  Nova-Scotia Voyageurs       AHL    70    4   11   15  163  12   1   0   1  56
1973-74  Nova-Scotia Voyageurs       AHL    47    4   19   23   65  --  --  --  --  --
1973-74  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    21    0    2    2    6  --  --  --  --  --
1974-75  St. Louis Blues             NHL    76    2    5    7   83   2   0   0   0   0
1975-76  St. Louis Blues             NHL    65    1    6    7   20   1   0   0   0   0
1976-77  Detroit Red Wings           NHL    77    3   13   16   56  --  --  --  --  --
1977-78  Philadelphia Firebirds      AHL    75    4   28   32  101   4   0   1   1   2
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         NHL totals                        239    6   26   32  165   3   0   0   0   0

Coaching statistics[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
Dallas Stars 2001-02 32 13 11 7 1 (90) 4th in Pacific Missed Playoffs
Team Lge Season Record
Prince Albert WHL 1986–87 43–26–3
Prince Albert WHL 1987–88 43–24–5
NY Islanders NHL 1988–89 Assistant
Los Angeles NHL 1989–90 Assistant
Los Angeles NHL 1990–91 Assistant
Los Angeles NHL 1991–92 Assistant
Minnesota NHL 1992–93 Assistant
Dallas NHL 1993–94 Assistant
Dallas NHL 1994–95 Assistant
Dallas NHL 1995–96 Assistant
Dallas NHL 1996–97 Assistant
Dallas NHL 1997–98 Assistant
Dallas NHL 1998–99 Assistant
Dallas NHL 1999–00 Assistant
Dallas NHL 2000–01 Assistant
Dallas NHL 2001–02 Assistant
Dallas NHL 2002–03 Assistant
Dallas NHL 2003–04 Assistant
Dallas NHL 2005–06 Assistant
Dallas NHL 2006–07 Assistant
Dallas NHL 2007–08 Assistant
NHL coaching totals 13–11–8

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 1971–72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick Wilson". Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. 2001-2008,. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Minnesota Wild Transactions - NHL Hockey - ESPN." ESPN: The Worldwide Leader In Sports. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/teams/transactions?team=min>.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ken Hitchcock
Head coach of the Dallas Stars
2002
Succeeded by
Dave Tippett