Athens, GA (Dec 5, 2007) - Rick Middleton is a Boston Bruins studio analyst on NESN. This is his profile as published by the New England Sports Network (NESN).
Rick Middleton serves as a Boston Bruins studio analyst on NESN during select Boston Bruins games. His duties include pre-game analysis on W.B. Mason's Bruins Face-Off Live, intermission commentary, and post-game analysis during the network's Boston Bruins post-game show Granite City Electric Bruins Overtime Live.
A 14-year NHL veteran, Middleton was drafted by the New York Rangers and sent to the Providence Reds of the AHL where he won AHL Rookie of the Year honors. He spent two years with the Rangers and was traded to the Bruins for Ken Hodge in 1976. The Toronto native spent the next 12 seasons with the Bruins playing 881 regular-season games with 402 goals (third on the Bruins' all-time list) and 496 assists (sixth on the Bruins' all-time list). Middleton served as co-captain of the Bruins for three years, played in three NHL All-Star games and ranks fourth on the Bruins' all-time scoring list with 898 points.
During the 2001-02 season, he served as the primary radio color analyst for the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs. He also served as head coach of the U.S. Sled Hockey Team, leading the team to a gold medal at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
He currently operates his own business, Rick Middleton Enterprises, which publishes wholesale catalogs for barber and beauty shops nationwide, for C.B. Sullivan Company Inc.Photograph Courtesy of the New England Sports Network (NESN).