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#7 Rick Pinkston
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Trenton, Mich.
Club: Tri-City Storm
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PINKSTON'S CAREER STATS

Year OVERALL
GP
G-A-P PIMS   ECAC
GP
G-A-P PIMS
2012-13 33 4-4-8 38   22 3-2-5 30
2011-12 24 1-6-7 24   17 1-5-6 20
Total 57 5-10-15 62   39 4-7-11 50

2012-13 (Sophomore): Played in all but one of Dartmouth’s 34 games, returning from an arm injury sustained in the previous postseason…Ranked second on the team with a +9 rating…Scored four goals and added four assists for eight points…Played in all 22 ECAC hockey contests, scoring three goals and chipping in with two assists…Scored the first Dartmouth goal at then-No. 1 Boston College on Nov. 24 for his first marker of the season…His slap shot from the point on the power play with 4:55 remaining in the third period at Union on Feb. 1 proved to be the game-tying goal as the teams skated to a 2-2 draw in front of a national TV audience on the NBC Sports Network…Scored the team’s lone goal in the regular season finale against No. 1 Quinnipiac on March 2...Second on the team in both penalties (15) and PIMs (38).

2011-12 (Freshman): Saw action in 24 games...Missed final three games of the season after suffering an injury at St. Lawrence in the first game of the 2012 ECAC Hockey Tournament...Finished the season with one goal and six assists for seven points...Scored his first career collegiate goal at RPI on 1/6 in a game that was broadcast nationally on the new NBC Sports Network. That goal proved to be the eventual game winner...His first career point was an assist at St. Lawrence on 11/18...Put together a three-game point streak over the final two weekends of the regular season (0g/4a)...Recorded his first multi-point game of his career with two assists at Brown on 2/18...Wore jersey #23 in his first season before switching to #7.

Before Dartmouth: A physical player who was one of the toughest in the USHL...A three-year veteran of  the USHL...A USHL All-Star, he finished the season with 23 points in 55 games ...A winner of several weekly awards during his time with Tri-City as well as being tabbed by the team as the Defenseman of the Year in 2010-11...Owns the Storm record for most assists in a game by a defenseman with three against Cedar Rapids, a team that featured future teammate Andy Simpson who scored a goal that game.

Personal: Born in Royal Oak, Mich. ...Son of Richard and Mary... Full name is Richard Pinkston Jr. ...Has one sister, Rebecca...Enjoys cycling. 

 

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