Rick van Gog

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Rick van Gog
Born (1956-04-03) April 3, 1956 (age 61)
Aurora, ON, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Played for Netherlands
National team  Netherlands
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1977–1987

Richard van Gog (born April 3, 1957) is a former professional ice hockey player. A Canadian of Dutch descent, he played his entire pro career in the Netherlands for GIJS Groningen. He was also a member of the Netherlands national ice hockey team.

A defenceman, Van Gog played a season in the OHA with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He joined Groningen in 1977 and remained with the club to 1987. His best offensive season was 1979-80 when he scored 50 points in 34 games.

Van Gog played for the Netherlands at the 1980 Winter Olympics, scoring a goal and three assists in five games. He again played all games of the Netherlands at the 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships, the only time the country has appeared in Pool A or its current equivalent. In Pool B in 1987, he went scoreless in two games.

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