Top Players in Flyers’ History: No. 5 Rick MacLeish

Posted: 2nd April 2010 by Alan Bass in NHL
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Check out my blog here! Rick MacLeish was drafted fourth overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1970 NHL Entry Draft.  He did not play one game for the Bruins in his NHL career, but was immediately moved to the Philadelphia Flyers, where his career took off. Rick MacLeish was not a very talkative guy.  Many players liked him for his leader-type role, yet he led by example.  When he was told that he was going to be playing for the Flyers, he was ecstatic, and was thrilled to be leaving his home in Oklahoma City. In his first full NHL season, Rick scored 50 goals and 50 assists for 100 points in 78 games.  That season was the one before the Flyers made history. The next year, his stats went down a bit, only scoring 77 points, yet his team won the Stanley Cup, becoming the f ...

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