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Preds acquire blueliner Rick Berry

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 24, 2005) - Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Rick Berry from the Phoenix Coyotes for future considerations.

Berry, 26 (11/4/78), has appeared in five games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League this season. The 6-2, 213-pound blueliner has posted 15 points (2g-13a) and 314 penalty minutes in 197 career NHL games with Colorado, Pittsburgh and Washington. The Birtle, Manitoba native posted NHL career-highs in games played (65), assists (six), points (six) and penalty minutes (108) in 2003-04 with the Capitals. He registered eight points (2g-6a) and 83 penalty minutes in 45 games with Utah (AHL) last season.

Berry was originally Colorado's third choice, 55th overall (third round), in the 1997 Entry Draft. He will report to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), the Predators' primary developmental affiliate.

Berry's Career Record

 

Regular Season

 

 

Playoffs

 

 

 

Season

Club

League

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

 

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

1995-96

Seattle

WHL

59

4

9

13

103

 

1

0

0

0

0

1996-97

Seattle

WHL

72

12

21

33

125

 

15

3

7

10

23

1997-98

Seattle

WHL

37

5

12

17

100

 

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Spokane

WHL

22

4

9

13

31

 

17

1

4

5

26

1998-99

Hershey

AHL

62

2

6

8

153

 

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1999-00

Hershey

AHL

64

9

16

25

 
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