11/18/2016 8:00 AM
Former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Ric Nattress is the guest of honour of the Brampton Beast’s Montreal Canadiens Day at the Powerade Centre on Friday. He will be signing autographs during the first intermission of the Beast’s game against the Elmira Jackals that begins at 7:15 p.m.
This rearguard was drafted 27th overall by the Canadiens in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL regular season debut in the 1982-83 season. He played 40 games during his rookie campaign that saw him score his first NHL goal and add three assists for four points. The big six-foot-three, 210-pound shutdown rearguard would ultimately play a total of 79 regular season games and five playoff games for the Canadiens between 1982-1985.
Nattress played a total of 536 NHL regular season games., The minute-eating defenceman wore a Calgary Flames jersey for 226 games, which was the most he played for a single team. While in Calgary, he realized his dream of becoming a Stanley Cup Champion. Nattress recorded three assists in 19 games to help Flames reach the summit in 1989.
In addition to playing for the Canadiens and Flames, Natttress had tours of duty with the St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs before retiring as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers at the end of the 1992-1993 season. He scored 29 goals and added 135 assists for 164 points during his time in the league.
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