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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).

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory