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Encyclopedia > Rick Tocchet
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
214 lb (97 kg)
Pro Clubs Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Los Angeles Kings
Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals
Phoenix Coyotes
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born April 09, 1964 (1964-04-09) (age 43),
Scarborough, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 125th overall, 1983
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1984 – 2002

Richard Tocchet (born on April 9, 1964 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. He is currently taking an indefinite leave of absence from his job as assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes, due to being criminally charged in connection to financing a gambling ring. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... “Stature” redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... 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Playing career

After being drafted in the 6th round (125th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Tocchet returned to the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for another year of junior hockey. After registering 108 points with Sault Ste. Marie, Tocchet came to the Flyers for the 1984-85 season, scoring 39 points and helping the team to the Stanley Cup Finals. He was mainly known as a fighter in his early career, but soon developed his skills enough to become a respected power forward, team leader and a four time NHL All-Star. He had memorable fights with other power forwards such as Wendel Clark and Cam Neely. The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The Sault Ste. ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... Wendel Clark Wendel L. Clark (born October 25, 1966 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey player best known as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Cameron Cam Michael Neely (born June 6, 1965, in Comox, British Columbia) played right wing in the National Hockey League from 1983 to 1996. ...


In 1992, Tocchet was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Mark Recchi. In 14 playoff games, he scored 19 points, helping the Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mark Recchi (born February 1, 1968 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) is an ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League. ...


Tocchet became a well-travelled veteran in the league after his stint with the Penguins, taking roles with the Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and Phoenix Coyotes. Rick returned to the Flyers in 2000, adding 11 points en route to an Eastern Conference Finals berth. Tocchet retired after 2001-02 season, being one of only two players in NHL history to collect 400 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes. He became an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche in 2002-03. In the summer of 2005, he became an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes. On December 17, 2005, Tocchet took over as interim head coach for Phoenix, stepping in while head coach Wayne Gretzky was out on an indefinite leave of absence due to his mother's illness (and subsequent passing). Gretzky eventually resumed his duties on December 28. The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ...


During the 1994 season, Tocchet was part of a unique marketing promotion. Originally, the team offered a free slice of pizza to every fan in attendance, at home, if Tocchet scored in the third period. To management's chagrin he began scoring with such consistency that they were forced to change the promotion, instead giving out free slices of pizza if he failed to score in the third period. Unfortunately for fans, from that point on (less than halfway through the season) he scored in every third period for the rest of the season - not one slice of pizza was given out. The success of this promotion led to similar contests involving players such as Joel Otto in Calgary and Jimmy Carson in Los Angeles. There was also a Reese's Pieces promotion in Calgary when goaltender Jeff Reese posted a shutout. Now, marketing promotions that tie a player's performance to free product or food giveaways are common in sports venues across North America.


Criminal charges

On February 6, 2006, Tocchet was served with a criminal complaint, accused of financing a nationwide sports gambling ring based in New Jersey in which several current NHL players wagered [1]. He was expected to travel from his Arizona home to answer charges of promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy in New Jersey. [2] "It's not a hockey-related issue, it's a football thing. And at this time I can't comment any further," Tocchet told The Arizona Republic after the Coyotes practiced Tuesday, February 7, 2006. [3] February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Arizona Republic is a newspaper published in Phoenix, Arizona. ...


On May 8, 2006, attorneys for Tocchet and Gretzky's wife Janet Jones filed notices in New Jersey that they intend to sue the state for $50 million each for defamation. Both Tocchet and Jones claim each have lost business opportunities in the wake of the state's investigation which have sullied their reputations. [4] is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Jones aerobics video from 1987 Janet-Marie Jones (born January 10, 1961) is an American actress, dancer, and aerobics instructor. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...


On August 3, 2006, former New Jersey state trooper James Harney pleaded guilty to conspiracy, promoting gambling and official misconduct, and promised to help authorities with their case against Tocchet and others. Harney said that he and Tocchet were 50-50 partners in the betting ring. [5] is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On December 1, 2006, James Ulmer, 41, of Swedesboro, New Jersey pleaded guilty to conspiracy and promoting gambling and agreed to cooperate with authorities. [6] December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Swedesboro highlighted in Gloucester County. ...


On May 25, 2007, Tocchet pleaded guilty to conspiracy and promoting gambling. is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


During the week of July 8, 2007, Tocchet is playing in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, even as he awaits sentencing after pleading guilty in May to running a sports gambling ring. is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The WSOP logo The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious set of poker tournaments in the world. ... Las Vegas is pernounced Los . ...


Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981-82 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 59 7 15 22 184 11 1 1 2 28
1982-83 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 32 34 66 146 16 4 13 17 67
1983-84 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 64 44 64 108 209 16 22 14 36 41
1984-85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 14 25 39 181 19 3 4 7 72
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 14 21 35 284 5 1 2 3 26
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 21 28 49 288 26 11 10 21 72
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 65 31 33 64 299 5 1 4 5 55
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 45 36 81 183 16 6 6 12 69
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 37 59 96 196
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 70 40 31 71 150
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 42 13 16 29 102
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 19 14 16 30 49 14 6 13 19 24
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 48 61 109 252 12 7 6 13 24
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 51 14 26 40 134 6 2 3 5 20
1994-95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 36 18 17 35 70
1995-96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 13 23 36 117
1995-96 Boston Bruins NHL 27 16 8 24 64 5 4 0 4 21
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 40 16 14 30 67
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 13 5 5 10 31
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 68 26 19 45 157 6 6 2 8 25
1998-99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 81 26 30 56 147 7 0 3 3 8
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 64 12 17 29 67
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 16 3 3 6 23 18 5 6 11 49
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 60 14 22 36 83 6 0 1 1 6
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 0 2 2 28
OHL Totals 189 83 113 196 539 43 27 28 55 136
NHL Totals 1144 440 512 952 2972 145 52 60 112 471

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See also

Operation Slapshot is the code name of an undercover police operation, spearheaded by New Jersey state police, against an illegal nationwide gambling ring. ... Luc Robitaille, 2005: the A is also placed on the players left. ... In ice hockey a power forward is a forward who possesses above average offensive skills and plays a tough, physical game. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... This is a list of ice hockey players who have played 1000 games in the National Hockey League. ...

References

Preceded by
Ron Hextall
Winner of the Bobby Clarke Trophy
1990
Succeeded by
Pelle Eklund
Preceded by
Ron Sutter
Philadelphia Flyers captains
1991-92
Succeeded by
Kevin Dineen

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The Ice Block (1776 words)
Tocchet’s lawyer, Rick Marino did say outside of the courthouse that Tocchet hasn’t spoken to the NHL yet in regards to how the guilty pleas may affect his future as a coach in the league.
Rick Hepp of The Star-Ledger is reporting that Rick Tocchet is expected to enter a guilty plea today in the Operation Slapshot case.
Tocchet, who took a leave of absence from his job as associate coach of the Phoenix Coyotes after the State Police busted the ring in February 2006, is expected to plead guilty to third-degree conspiracy and third-degree promoting gambling, according to two people with knowledge of the case.
Rick Tocchet Information (471 words)
Richard "Rick" Tocchet (born April 9, 1964 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player from 1984-2002.
In 1992, Tocchet was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Mark Recchi.
Tocchet became a well-travelled veteran in the league after his stint with the Penguins, taking roles with the Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and Phoenix Coyotes.
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