Rick Vasko

Richard John Vasko (born January 12, 1957) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings.

Rick Vasko
Born (1957-01-12) January 12, 1957 (age 64)
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Played for Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 37th overall, 1977
Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 53rd overall, 1977
Indianapolis Racers
Playing career 1977–1982

CareerEdit

As a youth, Vasko played in the 1970 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Cedar Hill, Toronto.[1]

Vasko was drafted 37th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1977 NHL amateur draft and 53rd overall by the Indianapolis Racers in the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft. He went on to play 31 regular season games for the Red Wings over three seasons.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 63 9 20 29 52
1976–77 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 65 6 30 36 122
1977–78 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 70 11 30 41 72
1977–78 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 0 7
1978–79 Kansas City Red Wings CHL 75 21 38 59 67 4 1 1 2 2
1979–80 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 71 22 39 61 79
1979–80 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 0 0 2
1980–81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 57 17 34 51 78 18 9 12 21 31
1980–81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 3 7 10 20
1981–82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 68 9 32 41 92 4 1 1 2 4
NHL totals 31 3 7 10 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-10.

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