Rick Allain

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Rick Allain
Born (1969-05-20) May 20, 1969 (age 49)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Johnstown Chiefs
Maine Mariners
Providence Bruins
NHL Draft 164th overall, 1989
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1990–1993

Rick Allain (born May 20, 1969) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach. Allain's coaching career followed three seasons as a defenceman for the Maine Mariners/Providence Bruins franchise in the American Hockey League.

Allain made the transition to coaching in 1997, when he spent a season as assistant coach for the Guelph Storm in the junior-level Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The following season he accepted the head coach position with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL, where he coached for six seasons, 1998–2004. Under his command the Petes had a record of 191–179–38.

In 2004 Allain moved to Florida. In the summer of 2006 he assumed the position of head coach for the Jacksonville Barracudas of the Southern Professional Hockey League, a position he held until the conclusion of the 2007-08 SPHL season, in which the Barracudas requested a one-year suspension from the SPHL due to "not having a suitable venue in for SPHL hockey in North Florida.[1]"

Allain was named as Hockey Operations Advisor to the Augusta RiverHawks on April 23, 2010.[2]

Awards and honours

Awards Year
SPHL Coach of the Year 2007–08 [3]


  1. ^ Francine King (2010-04-23). "'Cudas won't play next season". jacksonville.com. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  2. ^ "RiverHawks Add Rick Allain To The Hockey Operations Staff". OurSportsCentral.com. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  3. ^ http://www.thesphl.com/view/thesphl/news/news_70229

External links

  • Rick Allain career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Rick Allain player profile at NHL.com
  • Jacksonville Barracudas website
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