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Rick Norman Adduono (born January 25, 1955 in Fort William, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League as well as a coach in various minor leagues.

Playing careerEdit

Rick Adduono was drafted by the Boston Bruins of the NHL in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft and by the San Diego Mariners of the WHA in the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft. The Bruins took him in the fourth round, 60th overall, while the Mariners took him in the second round, 27th overall.

He began his short professional career by playing one game for the Boston Bruins in the 1975–76 NHL season. Adduono wouldn't play in the big leagues again until the 1978–79 WHA season when he played a full 80 games for the Birmingham Bulls. He was quite productive in his only full season scoring 20 goals and 53 points. After the collapse of the WHA, Adduono went back to the NHL where he played three games for the Atlanta Flames.

In 1990, Rick joined the coaching staff of the Thunder Bay Flyers of the United States Hockey League. He became head coach of the Flyers in 1993 and left the team in 1995 to coach semi-pro. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the assistant coach for the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. In 1998, he accepted the head coaching position for the Stingrays, leading them to their second Kelly Cup victory in 2001. Adduono left the Stingrays the following year.

Coaching careerEdit

Adduono was head coach of the Roanoke Valley Vipers of the United Hockey League. He resigned in September 2005 to pursue a higher paying job opportunity as a coach in the ECHL,[1] and for the 2005–06 season, Adduono was the head coach of the Pensacola Ice Pilots.

In July 2006, he was named head coach of the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the ECHL. One year later he signed a contract for the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA 55 45 64 109 58
1973–74 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA 70 51 84 135 24
1974–75 St. Catharines Black Hawks OMJHL 55 27 39 66 31
1975–76 Binghamton Dusters NAHL 2 2 0 2 0
1975–76 Rochester Americans AHL 68 11 23 34 24 7 2 1 3 7
1975–76 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 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 Birmingham Bulls CHL 78 35 39 74 76 4 1 0 1 0
1979–80 Atlanta Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1980–81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 51 6 12 18 57 4 0 1 1 6
1980–81 Klagenfurt AC Aus 7 4 5 9 4
1981–82 Fredericton Express AHL 5 1 1 2 2
WHA totals 80 20 33 53 67
NHL totals 4 0 0 0 2

ReferencesEdit

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