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Rick was suspended for ten games after a fight on October 27, 1988. He allegedly gouged the eye of young Islander defenseman Dean Chynoweth. The two later became teammates briefly in Boston!
Tocchet chose jersey #22 in honor of Dave "Tiger" Williams, who played for the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. When 22 isn't available, Tocchet then wears #92 in honor of the season he won his only Stanley Cup.
Rick was only the third player to join the elusive 30/300 club, amassing 31 goals and 301 penalty minutes in 1987-88. [The first two members are Tiger Williams (80-81 Vancouver) and Al Secord (81-82 Chicago).]
In 1995, Rick became only the fourth player to record career totals of 300 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes, joining Pat Verbeek, Mike Gartner, and Mike Foligno.
Rick and Pat Verbeek are the only two players to reach career milestones of 400 goals/2500 penalty minutes.
Rick didn't score his first hat trick until February 21, 1987, a streak of nearly 200 games. He then tallied THREE hat tricks in four games (the game February 27 was a FOUR goal game) during a scoring tear of 14 goals in 6 games.
Rick holds the Flyers record for most career penalty minutes. The previous record of 1600 was held by Paul Holmgren, who was the Flyers' head coach up until the season before he broke the record.
Tocchet loves to golf and, from all reports, he's pretty good!
At least two current NHLers, Brad May and Darren McCarty, admit that Tocchet was their idol while growing up.
In 10 of his 16 years in the NHL, Tocchet has scored at least 20 goals. In 8 of those seasons, he has scored over 25; 5 of them were over 30!
Tocchet was named to Mastercard's All Time OHL Team as right wing for his junior club, Sault Ste. Marie.
Tocchet's return to Philadelphia marked a reunion that was 17 years in the making. He and goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck were teammates in Sault Ste. Marie from 1981-83.
Tocchet's favorite cereal as a child was Frosted Flakes