Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick Newell
Defenceman Rick Newell played a half dozen games with the Detroit Red Wings in the early 1970s. He played the body well and cleared the puck from his zone effectively while spending most of his pro career in several minor leagues.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba spent two years with the Winnipeg Rangers of the MJHL before enrolling at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He was originally re-claimed by the New York Rangers as a territorial exemption in 1969 but never made the club. Newell was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in May, 1972 and was recalled briefly in each of the next two seasons. He was a consistent point producer for the AHL's Virginia Wings before spending the last two months of the 1973-74 season with the London Lions of the British League. Newberry toiled briefly with the WHA's Phoenix Roadrunners then returned to the minors until he retired in 1978.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 35 5 13 18 74 5 1 8 9 15
1965-66 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 3 0 2 2 6
1966-67 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 22 6 13 19 68
1967-68 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 18 1 7 8 52
1968-69 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 18 1 6 7 16
1969-70 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA
1969-70 Omaha Knights CHL 6 0 0 0 4
1970-71 Omaha Knights CHL 69 6 17 23 110 11 1 4 5 4
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Providence Reds AHL 19 1 6 7 15
1971-72 Omaha Knights CHL 53 8 21 29 76
1972-73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1972-73 Virginia Wings AHL 68 24 23 47 125 9 2 3 5 6
1973-74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1973-74 Virginia Wings AHL 50 9 22 31 44
1973-74 London Lions Britain 17 12 11 23 63
1974-75 Phoenix Roadrunners WHA 25 0 4 4 39 5 0 1 1 2
1974-75 Tulsa Oilers CHL 22 5 9 14 24
1975-76 Tucson Mavericks CHL 57 9 23 32 104
1975-76 Syracuse Blazers NAPro 6 1 3 4 0
1976-77
1977-78 Phoenix Roadrunners PHL 35 10 32 42 28
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 0


PHL Second All-Star Team (1978) Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers with Gary Doak for Joe Zanussi and Detroit's 1st round pick (Albert Blanchard) in 1972 Amateur Draft, May 24, 1972. Selected by Chicago (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973. WHA rights traded to Phoenix (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for future considerations, June, 1974. Traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Phoenix (WHA) with Rob Watt for Grant Erickson, November, 1975.
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