|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
213 lb (97 kg)
EV Duisburg Die Füchse
|Born||November 4, 1978,|
Birtle, MB, CAN
|NHL Draft||55th overall, 1997|
|Pro Career||1998 – 2009|
Rick Berry (born November 4, 1978 in Birtle, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. Berry now lives in Colorado, where he is the Head Coach of the U-16 Team Rocky Mountain AAA Hockey program and the President of AdvanceMyAthlete.com.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Berry was drafted 55th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He played the majority of his first 3 pro seasons in the American Hockey League with the Hershey Bears. In his first full season with Colorado he played 57 games before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 19, 2002 with Ville Nieminen for Darius Kasparaitis. He did not last long in Pittsburgh, as he was claimed by the Washington Capitals in the Waiver Draft later that year.
In 2006 he signed with the New York Islanders as a free agent but never played for the team suiting up for the Islanders affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In the 2007–08 season unable to find a NHL club, Berry signed with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.
In 197 career NHL games Berry scored 2 goals and 13 assists for 15 points, while accumulating 314 penalty minutes.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2005–06||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||5||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||76||3||15||18||155||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Rick Berry- Coach. Team Rocky Mountain (2009-10-05). Retrieved on 2009-10-21.
- Avalanche acquire Kasparaitis. CBC (2002-03-19). Retrieved on 2008-10-21.
- Washington claim Berry. Washington Times (2002-10-05). Retrieved on 2008-10-21.
- Falcons sign Berry. OurSportsCentral (2007-07-26). Retrieved on 2008-10-21.
- 2005 NHL Official Guide & Record Book ISBN 0-920445-91-8
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