Rick Bennett

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Rick Bennett
Born (1967-07-24) July 24, 1967 (age 49)
Springfield, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
NHL Draft 54th overall, 1986
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1990–1999
Rick Bennett
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Union
Biographical details
Born (1967-07-24) July 24, 1967 (age 49)
Springfield, MA, USA
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000–05 Providence (assistant)
2007–08 Union (assisant head coach)
2011–present Union
Head coaching record
Overall 80–27–16
Accomplishments and honors
2014 NCAA National Championship
2014 Spencer Penrose Award

Eric John "Rick" Bennett (born July 24, 1967) is a retired American ice hockey left winger. He is currently the head coach of the Union Dutchmen ice hockey team at Union College. He coached Union to the NCAA championship in 2014.

Bennett played for Providence College from 1986 to 1990. He was drafted 54th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft and played a total of 15 games in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Union (ECAC Hockey) (2011–present)
2011–2012 Union 26–8–7 14–4–4 1st[1] NCAA 3rd Place
2012–2013 Union 22–13–5 10–8–4 4th[2] NCAA Regional final
2013–2014 Union 32–6–4 18–3–1 1st[3] NCAA Champions
Union: 80–27–16 42–15–9
Total: 80–27–16

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1986–87 [4]
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1988–89 [5]
All-Hockey East Second Team 1989–90 [6]


  1. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2011-12/standings
  2. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2012-13/standings
  3. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2013-14/standings
  4. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nate Leaman
Tim Taylor Award
Succeeded by
Rand Pecknold
Preceded by
Norm Bazin
Spencer Penrose Award
Succeeded by
Mike Hastings