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Mike Ricci

Mike Ricci  #40

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.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016