|5 ft 9 in (0 m)|
190 lb (86 kg)
New Brunswick Hawks
|Nationality||Canadian & American|
|Born||February 10 1958,|
Kingston, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||46th overall, 1978|
|Pro Career||1973 – 1988|
Rick Paterson (born February 10, 1958 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 430 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Chicago Blackhawks from 1978 through 1987. After leaving Chicago, he worked as an Assistant Coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1988 through 1993, winning two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He was named interim coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1997. The team went 0-8-0 under Paterson. He was later named chief professional scout for the Tampa Bay Lightning before their 2002–2003 season and won a Stanley Cup with that club in 2004. He currently works as the director of pro scouting for the Anaheim Ducks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2007. He was named Anaheim Ducks Director of Player Personnel in June 2009.
He played in 430 NHL games and scored 50 goals and 43 assists.
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