Rick MacLeish

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Rick MacLeish
Rick MacLeish 1973.JPG
MacLeish in 1973
Born (1950-01-03)January 3, 1950
Cannington, ON, CAN
Died May 30, 2016(2016-05-30) (aged 66)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Hartford Whalers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1970
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1970–1984

Richard George "Rick" MacLeish (January 3, 1950 – May 30, 2016) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward.[1]

He played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers, Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings. He played 12 seasons in Philadelphia, winning two Stanley Cups with the Flyers in 1974 and 1975.

On May 11, 2016, MacLeish was hospitalized for meningitis. He died at a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from kidney and liver failure as a result of meningitis on May 30, 2016, aged 66.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NHL Player Search - Player - Rick MacLeish". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  2. Carchidi, Sam Rick MacLeish, smooth-skating, Cup-winning Flyer, dies at 66 The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 31, 2016