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Rich Preston

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 (183 cm) ▪ Weight: 185 lbs. (84 kg)

Born: May 22, 1952 in Regina, Saskatchewan

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1974-75 22 HSA WHA 78 20 21 41 17 25 10 19 1 0 137 14.6
1975-76 23 HSA WHA 77 22 33 55 21 30 33 19 1 2 4 159 13.8
1976-77 24 HSA WHA 80 38 41 79 32 37 54 27 6 5 5 216 17.6
1977-78 25 HSA WHA 73 25 25 50 20 3 52 15 7 3 213 11.7
1978-79 26 WNJ WHA 80 28 32 60 24 -5 88 21 6 1 177 15.8 Mvpwhaplay-1
1979-80 27 CBH NHL 80 31 30 61 25 16 70 17 12 2 5 19 9 2 205 15.1 AS-12,AS-11,Selke-4
1980-81 28 CBH NHL 47 7 14 21 8 -15 24 4 3 0 1 9 5 0 100 7.0
1981-82 29 CBH NHL 75 15 28 43 16 0 30 13 1 1 1 22 5 1 122 12.3
1982-83 30 CBH NHL 79 25 28 53 21 14 64 21 4 0 2 25 3 0 161 15.5 Selke-19
1983-84 31 CBH NHL 75 10 18 28 10 -21 50 6 3 1 1 13 2 3 109 9.2
1984-85 32 NJD NHL 75 12 15 27 11 -24 26 11 1 0 1 15 0 0 106 11.3
1985-86 33 NJD NHL 76 19 22 41 16 3 65 16 3 0 2 16 6 0 117 16.2
1986-87 34 CHI NHL 73 8 9 17 7 -8 19 8 0 0 1 9 0 0 55 14.5
6 yrs CHI NHL 429 96 127 223 87 -14 257 69 23 4 11 97 24 6 752 12.8
4 yrs HSA WHA 308 105 120 225 90 95 149 80 15 10 9 725 14.5
2 yrs NJD NHL 151 31 37 68 27 -21 91 27 4 0 3 31 6 0 223 13.9
1 yr WNJ WHA 80 28 32 60 24 -5 88 21 6 1 177 15.8
Career NHL 580 127 164 291 114 -35 348 96 27 4 14 128 30 6 975 13.0
Career WHA 388 133 152 285 114 90 237 101 21 11 9 902 14.7

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1974-75 22 HSA WHA 78 0.26 0.27 0.53 0.22 0.13 1.76 25
1975-76 23 HSA WHA 77 0.29 0.43 0.71 0.28 0.43 2.06 30
1976-77 24 HSA WHA 80 0.48 0.51 0.99 0.40 0.68 2.70 37
1977-78 25 HSA WHA 73 0.34 0.34 0.68 0.28 0.71 2.92 3
1978-79 26 WNJ WHA 80 0.35 0.40 0.75 0.30 1.10 2.21 -5 Mvpwhaplay-1
1979-80 27 CBH NHL 80 0.39 0.38 0.76 0.31 0.88 2.56 26 26 52 21 106 38 75 23 16 3.7 1.9 5.6 AS-12,AS-11,Selke-4
1980-81 28 CBH NHL 47 0.15 0.30 0.45 0.16 0.51 2.13 5 11 16 6 46 14 72 25 -15 0.0 0.2 0.2
1981-82 29 CBH NHL 75 0.20 0.37 0.57 0.21 0.40 1.63 11 20 31 11 84 15 94 25 0 0.8 0.9 1.7
1982-83 30 CBH NHL 79 0.32 0.35 0.67 0.27 0.81 2.04 20 23 43 17 97 23 80 20 14 2.5 1.2 3.7 Selke-19
1983-84 31 CBH NHL 75 0.13 0.24 0.37 0.14 0.67 1.45 8 14 22 8 59 11 91 22 -21 -0.3 0.6 0.3
1984-85 32 NJD NHL 75 0.16 0.20 0.36 0.14 0.35 1.41 10 12 22 9 48 6 85 19 -24 -0.2 0.6 0.4
1985-86 33 NJD NHL 76 0.25 0.29 0.54 0.21 0.86 1.54 15 17 32 13 70 19 82 34 3 1.1 1.0 2.1
1986-87 34 CHI NHL 73 0.11 0.12 0.23 0.09 0.26 0.75 7 8 15 6 30 2 59 23 -8 -1.0 0.5 -0.5
6 yrs CHI NHL 429 0.22 0.30 0.52 0.20 0.60 1.75 77 102 179 70 422 103 471 138 -14 5.8 5.3 11.1
4 yrs HSA WHA 308 0.34 0.39 0.73 0.29 0.48 2.35 95
2 yrs NJD NHL 151 0.21 0.25 0.45 0.18 0.60 1.48 25 29 54 22 118 25 167 53 -21 1.0 1.6 2.5
1 yr WNJ WHA 80 0.35 0.40 0.75 0.30 1.10 2.21 -5
Career NHL 580 0.22 0.28 0.50 0.20 0.60 1.68 102 131 233 91 540 128 638 191 -35 6.8 6.9 13.6
Career WHA 388 0.34 0.39 0.73 0.29 0.61 2.32 90

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1974-75 22 HSA WHA 13 1 6 7 6 0
1975-76 23 HSA WHA 17 4 6 10 -1 8
1976-77 24 HSA WHA 11 3 5 8 6 10 0
1978-79 26 WNJ WHA 10 8 5 13 3 15 0
1979-80 27 CBH NHL 7 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
1980-81 28 CBH NHL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-82 29 CBH NHL 15 2 4 6 2 21 2 0 0 0
1982-83 30 CBH NHL 13 2 7 9 3 25 2 0 0 1
1983-84 31 CBH NHL 5 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
1986-87 34 CHI NHL 4 0 2 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
Career NHL 47 4 18 22 7 2 56 4 0 0 1 7 0.0
Career WHA 51 16 22 38 8 39 0

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1969-70 17 Regina Pats SJHL 36 15 15 30 4
1970-71 18 University of Denver WCHA 17 0 1 1 0
1971-72 19 University of Denver WCHA 33 3 11 14 18
1972-73 20 University of Denver WCHA 39 23 25 48 24
1973-74 21 University of Denver WCHA 38 20 25 45 36
Career 1 Season SJHL 36 15 15 30 4
Career 4 Seasons WCHA 127 46 62 108 78

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 8 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Rich Preston 5.6 3.7 2.1 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 -0.5
Scott Walker 86.9 6.1 3.6 2.3 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.3
Bob Probert 86.8 5.2 3.7 2.7 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.3 -0.3
Peter Mueller 85.5 5.4 3.7 2.9 1.7 1.3
Stephen Leach 85.4 5.0 3.6 2.2 1.5 1.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.3
Bob Errey 84.0 5.0 2.8 2.1 1.7 1.0 0.6 0.2 -0.4
Chris Clark 82.7 5.9 3.9 2.1 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.6 -0.3
Blake Dunlop 82.5 5.6 4.2 2.9 1.4 1.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.4
Shawn Bates 82.0 5.9 3.1 2.4 2.0 1.2 0.3 0.0 -0.5
Stan Jonathan 81.9 5.2 2.9 1.8 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.0 -0.5
David Jones 81.9 5.2 4.3 2.1 1.1 0.1 -0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Rich Preston 5.6 3.7 2.1 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 -0.5
Peter Mueller 85.5 5.4 3.7 2.9 1.7 1.3
Stan Jonathan 81.9 5.2 2.9 1.8 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.0 -0.5
David Jones 81.9 5.2 4.3 2.1 1.1 0.1 -0.1
Anders Kallur 81.7 5.4 3.9 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Mike Leclerc 80.9 4.5 3.7 2.4 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.4
Steve Downie 80.6 5.9 3.8 3.5 1.5 0.4 0.1
Robbie Ftorek 80.6 4.2 4.1 2.1 1.7 0.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.2
Mason Raymond 80.5 5.6 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.8
Ted Bulley 80.2 4.5 4.3 2.2 1.5 1.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.4
Alexander Korolyuk 79.5 5.5 3.9 3.3 2.5 0.7 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June, 1973: Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1973 WHA Professional Player Draft, June, 1973.

July 6, 1978: Traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for cash, July 6, 1978.

June 13, 1979: Claimed by Chicago from Winnipeg in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.

June 19, 1984: Traded to New Jersey by Chicago with Don Dietrich and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Eric Weinrich) in 1985 Entry Draft for Bob MacMillan and New Jersey's 5th round choice (Rick Herbert) in 1985 Entry Draft, June 19, 1984.

July 14, 1986: Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 14, 1986.

June 25, 2000: Named Assistant Coach of San Jose, June 25, 2000.

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