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Rich Chernomaz
Position Right Wing
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams NHL
Colorado Rockies
New Jersey Devils
Calgary Flames
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
Maine Mariners
St. John's Maple Leafs
Schwenningen Wild Wings
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1963-09-01)September 1, 1963,
Selkirk, Man, Can
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1981
Colorado Rockies
Pro Career 1981 – 1999

Richard "Cherno" Chernomaz (born September 1, 1963 in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired ice hockey right winger.

Forward Rick Chernomaz had great hands, quick speed and a deft ability to put the puck in the net. The one thing he did not have was size, and that worried some NHL teams. The Colorado Rockies used their second-round pick, 26th overall, to select Chernomaz in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft after he posted a 113-point season, on 49 goals and 64 assists in 72 games, as a member of the WHL's Victoria Cougars. In his final year of junior in 1982-83, Chernomaz scored an impressive 71 goals and 124 points.

By now, the Colorado Rockies franchise had moved to New Jersey and were renamed the Devils. Chernomaz got his shot with the New Jersey Devils in 1983-84, suiting up for seven games, scoring two goals and an assist. He got his first real look in 1986-87, when he played in 25 games, scoring six goals and ten points.

In 1987-88, Chernomaz joined the Calgary Flames, where he played 14 games over three years. He continued to play professional hockey in the minors before jumping to Europe where he starred in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for four years with the Schwenningen Wild Wings.

Chernomaz still lives in Germany, where he serves as head coach for Schwenningen.


External links[]

Rich Chernomaz's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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