Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick Chinnick
Chatham, Ontario became the hometown of Rick Chinnick on August 15th, 1953. Chinnick, a right winger who played his junior hockey with the Peterborough Petes went on to have a brief NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars.

Chinnick's first professional season was spent primarily with the New Haven Nighthawks, with whom he scored 18 goals and 33 points. During that campaign Chinnick earned a one-game call up with the North Stars and managed an assist in that game.

The next year, 1974-75, Chinnick again spent the bulk of his time in New Haven, but he got up to Minnesota for three more games. Again he recorded just one assist. It would prove to be his second and final NHL point.

Chinnick spent all of the 1975-76 season with the Nighthawks, a year in which his NHL rights were traded to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Bryan Hextall, Jr.

The next two years he spent with the Saginaw Gears of the International Hockey League, then retired following the 1977-78 season.

Chinnick came out of retirement in 1980 to play for his hometown Chatham Maroons, where he scored 25 goals and 57 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 63 21 30 51 25 15 4 9 13 4
1971-72 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 3 1 1 2 4
1972-73 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 63 42 44 86 31
1973-74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 1 1 0 0
1973-74 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 76 18 15 33 12 10 2 3 5 2
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 1 1 0 0
1974-75 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 58 20 17 37 19 16 10 7 17 4
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 75 21 40 61 8 3 0 1 1 0
1976-77 Saginaw Gears IHL 78 37 33 70 24 19 9 14 23 0
1977-78 Saginaw Gears IHL 77 30 45 75 18 5 1 5 6 0
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 34 25 32 57
NHL Totals 4 0 2 2 0


Traded to Detroit by Minnesota for Bryan Hextall Jr., November 21, 1975.
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