Rick Bragnalo
Position Centre
Shoots Left
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
155 lb (70 kg)
Teams Washington Capitals
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Flag of Italy Italian
Born (1951-12-01)December 1, 1951,
Fort William, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1974 – 1992

Richard James Bragnalo (born December 1, 1951 in Fort William, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre.

He played junior hockey for the Fort William Canadiens from 1968 to 1970 and for the University of Denver from 1970 to 1974. In 1974 Bragnalo signed as a free agent with the Dayton Gems. He won the Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy and Gary F. Longman Memorial Trophy in 1974-75.

Signed by the Washington Capitals as a free agent in 1976, Bragnalo played parts of four seasons for the Capitals. After playing a few years in the minors, Bragnalo moved onto playing hockey in Italy in 1980 with the team of the Brunico SG. He signed for HC Milano Saima in 1990, scoring the goal that permitted Milano to win the league in 1990/91. He retired in 1992.

Bragnalo, who is of Italian descent, took up Italian citizenship and played for Italy in several World Championships in the 1980's.

In the NHL he played in 145 games and scored 15 goals and 35 assists.

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