Rick Blight

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Rick Blight
Born (1955-10-17)October 17, 1955
Portage la Prairie, MB
Died April 3, 2005(2005-04-03) (aged 49)
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 10th overall, 1975
Vancouver Canucks
WHA Draft 19th overall, 1974
Michigan Stags
Playing career 1975–1983

Richard Derek Blight (October 17, 1955 – April 3, 2005) was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. Blight played a total of 5 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played with the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings.

Blight was drafted with the 10th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft. After Blight retired from hockey, he became a stockbroker and marketing consultant. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.[1]

Blight disappeared on April 3, 2005. After two weeks and a Canada-wide search, his body was found dead in a field on his farm near Lake Manitoba with his pickup nearby. It was confirmed that Blight had committed suicide.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rick Blight biography". Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  2. "Blight's body found in field". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2014-03-13.[permanent dead link]

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