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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).
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players