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Richard Derek "Rick" Blight
Birth: Oct. 17, 1955
Death: Apr. 3, 2005

Professional Hockey Player. A native of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, he played Right Wing in the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Michigan Stags round 2 #19 overall 1974 WHA Amateur Draft and the Vancouver Canucks round 1 #10 overall 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for the Canucks from 1975 to 1981, and the Los Angeles Kings from 1982 to 1983. He retired from playing hockey in 1983 and began a career as a stockbroker and marketing consultant, as well as managing his family farm in his native Manitoba. In 1995 Blight was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. On April 3, 2005, Blight disappeared. Two weeks later on April 18, 2005, Blight was found dead in his pickup truck in a field on his farm near Lake Manitoba. He who was only 49 years old was suspected of dying of a heart attack. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Oakville Cemetery
Oakville
Portage la Prairie Census Division
Manitoba, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Apr 20, 2005
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Richard Derek Rick Blight
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Apr. 3, 2014
Career Stats: 96 Goals, 125 Assists, 221 Points. Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Richard "Rick" Blight
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
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