Rich Preston

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

Born: May 22, 1952 in Regina, Saskatchewan
Amateur Teams: Denver

NHL/WHA Standard

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

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1974-75 22 HSA WHA 78 17 0.26 0.27 0.53 0.22 0.13 1.76 25
1975-76 23 HSA WHA 77 21 0.29 0.43 0.71 0.28 0.43 2.06 30
1976-77 24 HSA WHA 80 32 0.48 0.51 0.99 0.40 0.68 2.70 37
1977-78 25 HSA WHA 73 20 0.34 0.34 0.68 0.28 0.71 2.92 3
1978-79 26 WNJ WHA 80 24 0.35 0.40 0.75 0.30 1.10 2.21 -5 Mvpwhaplay-1
1979-80 27 CBH NHL 80 25 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-11,AS-12,Selke-4
1980-81 28 CBH NHL 47 8 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 16 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 21 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 10 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 11 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 16 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 7 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,CBH NHL 429 87 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 90 0.34 0.39 0.73 0.29 0.48 2.35 95
2 yrs NJD NHL 151 27 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 24 0.35 0.40 0.75 0.30 1.10 2.21 -5
Career NHL 580 114 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 388 114 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 +/- 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 2 0 0 0 0
1980-81 28 CBH NHL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981-82 29 CBH NHL 15 2 4 6 21 2 0 0 0
1982-83 30 CBH NHL 13 2 7 9 25 2 0 0 1
1983-84 31 CBH NHL 5 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
1986-87 34 CHI NHL 4 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
Career NHL 47 4 18 22 2 56 4 0 0 1 7 0.0
Career WHA 51 16 22 38 8 39 0

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1983-04-18 MNS CBH 4-3 MNS 1 10:34

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- 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 2014-15)
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 -0.4
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 3.1 2.1 1.8 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 3.1 2.1 1.8 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 3.3 1.6 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 4.5 4.2 2.5 2.3 2.1 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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