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Rick Pagnutti

Born:Nov. 14, 1946Draft:1st overall
Los Angeles Kings 1967
Hometown:Sudbury, ONPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent 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.

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Staff History

  • 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)