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Rick Berry

Born:Nov 4, 1978Draft: 1997 Avalanche, 55th Overall
Hometown:Birtle, ManitobaPosition:Defense
Known For:197 Career NHL GamesShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Rick Berry (born November 4, 1978) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with Washington Capitals the during the 2003-2004 season. Drafted 55th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Berry spent his first two professional years in the American Hockey League, playing for the Hershey Bears. After a 19-game stint with the Avalanche during the 2000-01 season, he received more playing time the following year but was eventually traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a deal that brought pest Darius Kasparaitis to Colorado. In 13 games with Pittsburgh, Berry registered two assists and 21 penalty minutes, but later that season he was picked up the Capitals from the Waiver Draft.

In 2002-03 season, Berry recorded his first career NHL goal, and added another one later in the year to finish with a career-high of two. The following season, he registered a career high in assists with six, and also picked up a total of 108 penalty minutes. He did not return to Washington the following season, and played primarily in the AHL for the next two seasons. In 2006, Berry signed with the New York Islanders, however he never dressed for his new NHL club, spending the entire season with the Bridgeport Islanders. After captaining the Springfield Falcons the following season, he finished up his hockey career in Europe, playing for the Füchse Duisburg of the Deutsch Hockey League.

Rick Berry Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Mar. 19, 2002Colorado AvalancheVille MieminenPittsburgh PenguinsDarius Kasparatis
Oct. 23, 2005Arizona CoyotesNashville PredatorsFuture Considerations

Staff History

  • Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL (Scout) 2009-2017