Rick Pagnutti

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Rick Pagnutti
Born (1946-11-14) November 14, 1946 (age 70)
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Played for AHL
Springfield Kings
Rochester Americans
WHL
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
CHL
Oklahoma City Blazers
IHL
Fort Wayne Komets
NAHL
Broome Dusters
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1967
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1967–1977

Rick Pagnutti (born November 14, 1946) is a former ice hockey player who was drafted first overall in the 1967 NHL Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Kings but never played in the NHL.

Pagnutti spent a ten-year career in the minor leagues, primarily for the Rochester Americans and Springfield Kings of the American Hockey League. He won the Governor's Trophy as the top defenceman in the International Hockey League in 1972. His son Matt Pagnutti played college hockey in the NCAA ranks and professionally in the ECHL.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967–68 Springfield Kings AHL 54 4 13 17 20 4 0 1 1 8
1968–69 Springfield Kings AHL 65 4 14 18 63
1969–70 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 60 4 9 13 44
1969–70 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 3 0 0 0 0
1970–71 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 57 9 23 32 45 5 1 2 3 2
1971–72 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 64 13 45 58 86 8 1 2 3 6
1972–73 Rochester Americans AHL 72 18 37 55 64 6 3 2 5 4
1973–74 Rochester Americans AHL 68 11 43 54 57 6 0 2 2 6
1974–75 Rochester Americans AHL 74 12 40 52 59 12 3 5 8 16
1975–76 Rochester Americans AHL 63 4 29 33 46 7 0 2 2 9
1976–77 Binghamton Dusters NAHL 68 8 44 52 50 10 2 4 6 5
AHL totals 396 53 176 229 309 35 6 12 18 43

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Preceded by
Barry Gibbs
NHL first overall draft pick
1967
Succeeded by
Michel Plasse
Preceded by
None
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
1967
Succeeded by
Jim McInally