Rick Bowness
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Sherbrooke Jets (AHL)
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Tulsa Oilers (CHL)
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
Salt Lake Golden Eagles (CHL)
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Atlanta Flames (NHL)
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 25 1955 (1955-01-25) (age 65),
Moncton, New Brunswick
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1975
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 62nd overall, 1975
Indianapolis Racers
Pro Career 1975 – 1984

Richard Gary Bowness (born on January 25, 1955 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian former National Hockey League right winger and currently an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks. He played for the Atlanta Flames, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets and Central Hockey League, AHL and QMJHL teams. He has been a head coach for the Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders and Phoenix Coyotes.

Rick Bowness, while assistant coach of the Winnipeg Jets, was once fined $500 and suspended for three games after punching Calgary forward Tim Hunter in the head during a brawl. Brian Hayward and Tim Hunter had been involved in a scuffle which escalated to a full brawl after Hunter continued to attack Hayward.

He was drafted by the Atlanta Flames in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft, Second Round, Twenty-sixth Overall.

Bowness scored 18 goals and 37 assists in 173 NHL games played.

In July 2006, he vacated his post as assistant coach at Phoenix to become an assistant coach to Alain Vigneault at Vancouver.


Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
WPG1988–89 288173-(64)5th in SmytheMissed Playoffs
BOS1991–92 80363212-842nd in AdamsLost in Third Round
OTT1992–93 8410704-246th in AdamsMissed Playoffs
OTT1993–94 8414619-377th in NortheastMissed Playoffs
OTT1994–95 489345-237th in NortheastMissed Playoffs
OTT1995–96 196130-(41)6th in Northeast(Fired)
NYI1996–97 3716183-(70)7th in AtlanticMissed Playoffs
NYI1997–98 6322329-(71)4th in Atlantic(Fired)
PHX2003–04 2021233(68)5th in PacificMissed Playoffs

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