|Born:||Nov. 14, 1946||Draft:||1st overall|
Los Angeles Kings 1967
|National Team:||Canada||Current Status:||Retired|
Rick Pagnutti (born November 14, 1946) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who was drafted first overall in the 1967 NHL Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Kings but never played in the NHL.
Pagnutti spent a ten-year career in the minor leagues, primarily for the Rochester Americans and Springfield Kings of the American Hockey League. He won the Governor’s Trophy as the top defenceman in the International Hockey League in 1972. His son Matt Pagnutti played college hockey in the NCAA ranks and professionally in the ECHL.
Rick Pagnutti Statistics
- The Worst First Overall Draft Picks in NHL History
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- Nickel Centre Native Sons – Head Coach (1980 – 1981)
- NOJHL Best Defenseman (1967)
- NOJHL Most Valuable Player (1967)
- IHL Best Defenseman (1972)
- IHL First All-Star Team (1972)
- AHL Second All-Star Team (1973, 1975)