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04-07-2011, 02:47 PM
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Stoneberg
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Mike Ricci, C
Selke Record: 3, 4, 4, 12*

*1 second place vote, 3 third. Not very significant but at least recognized by a handful voters.
-He saw a couple votes in one other season.


He has a 30 goal season and a total of 6 seasons of 20+ goals. He had a few great playoffs, won a cup as a significant role player scoring 17 points in 22 games (he was an alternate captain on that team, for what it's worth).

I don't expect much offensively from him, maybe an odd goal here or there with two above average checking line wingers, especially offensively.

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Originally Posted by loh
With the Nordiques, Ricci finally settled in as a true NHL character. An offensively gifted player, Ricci established a career high 78 points in his first seasaon with Nordiques and quickly became a fan favorite.

Over the years, Ricci's game has evolved away from the finesse style of his junior days towards a more defensive approach although he still spots his share of goals and assists
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The former OHL star continued to play a game replete with leadership, character, and dogged defense for the club surpassing the 1000 games played mark during the 2003-04
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Originally Posted by The Great Book of San Francisco/Bay Area Sports Lists - Page 58
Damon Bruce - 2009
From 1997 through 2004, Ricci was the heart and face of the San Jose Sharks. He holds the team record with 228 consecutive games played. Captain Ricci became one of the best defensive centremen in the NHL. Without frontg teeth, and with a great mullet, Ricci was a rock on the first-and-only Sharks team to reach the Western Conference Finals in 2004...
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Originally Posted by The leadership challenge - Page 252 - James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner - 2003
Mike Ricci is the alternate captain of the San Jose Sharks...An experienced player with the distionction of being on a Staley Cup winning team, and a leader on all the teams on which he's played, Mike knows a thing or two about teamwork...
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Originally Posted by Denver Post - Jun 5, 1996
Mike Ricci, the guts and the grind of the Colorado Avalanche, was all over the ice...
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Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain News - May 10, 1996
After an injury-plagued regular season he would rather forget, Colorado Avalanche forward Mike Ricci has turned in a memorable performance in the playoffs...
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Originally Posted by San Diego Union - Tribune - Jan 7, 1997
Among its tenacious checkers are Claude Lemieux, Mike Ricci, xxx and xxx
-Played Elmer Lach in the movie The Rocket

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