|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
210 lb (95 kg)
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Born||May 25, 1962,|
Hamilton, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 1980|
|Pro Career||1982 – 1993|
Eric James "Ric" Nattress (born May 25, 1962, in Hamilton, Ontario) is a former National Hockey League defenceman. He was drafted in the second round, 27th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.
Nattress played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Brantford Alexanders before making his NHL debut for Montreal in the 1982–83 season, appearing in 40 games. In the summer of 1983, Nattress was found guilty of marijuana and hashish possession in an incident which occurred in Brantford, Ontario in August 1982, and he was in turn suspended for the entire 1983–84 NHL season. However, his suspension was later lowered to 30 games. Nattress would appear in 34 games with the Canadiens in 1983–84, and five more the next season, before being traded to the St. Louis Blues for cash before the 1985–86 season.
Nattress played two seasons for the Blues, who traded him to the Calgary Flames after the 1986–87 season for two draft picks. He played four-plus seasons with the Flames before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the ten-player deal on January 2, 1992, which also sent Doug Gilmour to Toronto.
In his NHL career, Nattress played in 536 games. He recorded 29 goals and 135 assists. He also appeared in 67 playoff games, scoring five goals and adding ten assists. He was a member of the Sherbrooke Canadiens 1985 Calder Cup champions, and the Calgary Flames team which won the Stanley Cup in 1989.
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