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Mike Ricci

Mike Ricci  #40

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NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: October 27, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Scarborough, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PHI / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1989) OHL First All-Star Team (1990) OHL MVP (1990) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1990) OHL First All-Star Team (1990) Traded to Quebec by Philadelphia with Steve Duchesne, Peter Forsberg, Kerry Huffman, Ron Hextall, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Jocelyn Thibault) in 1993 Entry Draft, $15,000,000 and future considerations (Chris Simon and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto later traded to Washington Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, July 21, 1992) for Eric Lindros, June 30, 1992. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to San Jose by Colorado with Colorado's 2nd round choice (later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Jaroslav Kristek) in 1998 Entry Draft for Shean Donovan and San Jose's 1st round choice (Alex Tanguay) in 1998 Entry Draft, November 21, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 9, 2004. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to recurring neck injury. Officially announced his retirement August 13, 2007.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1