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12. Rick Kehoe

12. Rick Kehoe

Rick Kehoe was one of the few bright spots in some awful Pittsburgh Penguins teams of the late 70s and early 80s.

The Right Winger would arrive in Pittsburgh after being traded from Toronto, and he would finish between 27 Goals and 32 Goals in the next six seasons.  Kehoe exploded to 55 Goals the following year (1980-81), where he would also win the Lady Byng Trophy, and it is worth mentioning that over his 722 Game Penguins career, he had only 88 Penalty Minutes.  Kehoe would be named an NHL All-Star in 1981 and 1982 and retired after the 1984-85 Season and was the all-time leading scorer with 636 Points.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Blaine Stoughton and Pittsburgh’s 1977 1st Round Pick (which would be Trevor Johansen) 9/13/74.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1984-85 Season.
  • Games Played: 722
  • Notable Statistics: 312 Goals
    324 Assists
    636 Points
    88 PIM
    0.88 PPG
    -82 Plus/Minus
    50.5 Point Shares
    21 Points in 37 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1981 & 1982)
    Lady Byng Trophy (1981)

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