Rick Paterson

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Rick Paterson
Rick Paterson 1978.JPG
Paterson in 1978
Born (1958-02-10) February 10, 1958 (age 60)
Kingston, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for QMJHL
 Cornwall Royals
 New Brunswick Hawks
 Chicago Black Hawks
NHL Draft 46th overall, 1978
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1973–1988

David Rick Paterson (born February 10, 1958 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 430 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Chicago Black Hawks from 1978 through 1987. After leaving Chicago, he worked as Assistant Coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1988 through 1993, winning two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He was named interim coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1997. The team went 0–8–0 under Paterson. He was later named chief professional scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning before their 2002–2003 season and won a Stanley Cup with that club in 2004. He currently works as the director of player personnel for the Anaheim Ducks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2007.

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Preceded by
Terry Crisp
Head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Succeeded by
Jacques Demers