Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick Adduono
Adduono embarked on a pro career by playing three seasons with St. Catharines in the OHA, 1972-75. In his second year, he led the league in assists and points, with 84, in a year he scored 135 points, and he looked to be one of the better prospects for the NHL.

However, Adduono was hampered frequently by injuries during his final season of junior and his stock dropped by the time he became draft eligible. He was selected 60th overall by Boston in 1975 but played only one game for the Bruins during the '75-'76 season as a callup from the farm team in Rochester. After two more years with the Americans, he joined Birmingham in the WHA and returned to the NHL for three games with Atlanta in 1979-80.

His NHL career clearly over, Adduono played in the minors and briefly in Austria before turning to coaching, culminating with his being named head coach for South Carolina in the ECHL in 1998.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Thunder Bay Vulcans TBJHL 22 31 41 72 26
1971-72 Thunder Bay Vulcans Cen-Cup 11 9 15 24 12
1972-73 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 55 45 64 109 58 4 0 4 4 2
1973-74 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 70 51 84 135 24
1973-74 St. Catharines Black Hawks M-Cup 3 1 0 1 2
1974-75 St. Catharines Black Hawks OMJHL 55 27 39 66 31 4 0 1 1 6
1975-76 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1975-76 Rochester Americans AHL 68 11 23 34 24 7 2 1 3 7
1975-76 Binghamton Dusters NAPro 2 2 0 2 0
1976-77 Rochester Americans AHL 77 29 45 74 38 8 3 1 4 2
1977-78 Rochester Americans AHL 76 38 60 98 34 6 1 2 3 6
1978-79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 80 20 33 53 67
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 78 35 39 74 76 4 1 0 1 0
1980-81 Klagenfurter AC Austria 7 4 5 9 4
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 51 6 12 18 57 4 0 1 1 6
1981-82 Fredericton Express AHL 5 1 1 2 2
1982-83 Thunder Bay Twins CASH 3 1 3 4 2
1983-84 Thunder Bay Twins CASH 17 10 25 35 14 16 10 16 26 20
1984-85 Thunder Bay Twins CASH 22 17 22 39
1985-86 Thunder Bay Twins CASH 24 18 18 36 8
1986-87 Thunder Bay Twins OHA-Sr. 31 5 18 23 31
1987-88 Thunder Bay Twins CASH 3 3 6 9 2 9 3 2 5 2
1988-89 Thunder Bay Twins CASH
1989-90 Thunder Bay Twins CASH
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 2


AHL Second All-Star Team (1978)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1978) (tied with Gord Brooks)
Selected by San Diego (WHA) in 1975 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Birmingham (WHA) after San Diego franchise folded, July, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, October 9, 1979. Signed as a free agent by New Haven (AHL), November, 1980.
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