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#21 - Rich (Sarge) Preston

Richard John Preston
Position: Right Wing
Born May 22, 1952 in Regina, Saskatchewan
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185
Traded to Jets by Houston Aeros for cash, July 6, 1978. Claimed by Chicago Blackhawks in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.
The Jets purchased the contract of Rich Preston along with many other members of the defunct Houston Aeros in the summer of 1978. Preston was a complete, all-around player who excelled in both ends of the ice and he played an important role in leading the Jets to the AVCO Cup championship in 1979. After being named the most valuable player of the WHA playoffs, he moved on to Chicago with former Aeros teammate Terry Ruskowski. He retired following the 1986-1987 season and turned to coaching after his playing career ended.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1978-19798028326088-561177
Totals:8028326088 61177
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1978-197910851315    
Totals:10851315 000