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Richard Seiling
Richard Seiling
Right Wing
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Born: Dec 16, 1957
Birthplace: Elmira, ON, Canada
Drafted: BUF / 1977 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 1st (14th overall)
Younger brother to longtime NHLer Rod Seiling, Ric was selected 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres as their first choice in the 1977 Amateur Draft. After contract negotiations, the Sabres signed Seiling and made the announcement at a racetrack. The Seiling family owned the Seiling Stables and Ric grew up to harness racing heroes rather than hockey legends.

Seiling played junior hockey in the OHA for Hamilton with the Red Wings and Fincups where he enjoyed great success winning the Memorial Cup in 1976. He moved on to the St. Catherines Fincups for the 1976-77 season where he played 62 games scoring 49 goals and 61 assists for 110 total points. After representing Canada in the 1977 World Junior Championships in Czechoslovakia and finishing with a silver medal, Seiling began his NHL career with the Sabres.

The first two seasons saw a steady increase in point production for Seiling while he enjoyed career highs in the 1979-80 season with 35 assists and 60 points. The next season was one with a serious eye injury that seemed to slow down his point production for the rest of his career. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings for the 1986-87 season where, at season's end, he retired from the NHL.

Seiling played for the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings for the 1987-88 season before hanging up his skates for good. He went back to his first love, horse racing, and become a driver in harness racing.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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