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Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: August 10, 1950
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: MTL / 1970 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 5th   (66th overall)
Father of Landon WCHA Second All-Star Team (1972) AHL First All-Star Team (1978) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Montreal's 5th round choice (Don Wheldon) in 1974 Amateur Draft for St. Louis' 4th round choice (Barry Legge) in 1974 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Glen Sather, June 14, 1974), May 27, 1974. Traded to Detroit by St. Louis to complete transaction that sent Doug Grant to St. Louis (March 9, 1976), June 16, 1976. Named Interim Head Coach by Dallas, January 25, 2002.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday