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Rick Bennett

Rick Bennett  #17

Left Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: July 24, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Springfield, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MNS / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (54th overall)
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1990) Rights traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Brian Lawton and Igor Liba for Paul Jerrard, Mark Tinordi, Mike Sullivan, the rights to Bret Barnett and Los Angeles' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Murray Garbutt) in 1989 Entry Draft, October 11, 1988. Played w/ RHI's New Jersey in 1996 (28-2-20-22-46) and Orlanda Jackals in 1997 (22-6-17-23-24).
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016