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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 37 overall by Calgary Flames
March 29, 1964
Left Wing / Center|
Height: 5-11 Weight: 180
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Trail, British Columbia (Canada)
Hometown: Livonia, Michigan
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as the
No. 15 WHL prospect for the 1982 NHL draft. ... Missed part of 1981-82
season with broken ankle, an injury suffered in October 1981. ... Spent
parts of his childhood in Dallas, Winnipeg and Detroit while his father was
coaching teams in the minor leagues, WHA and NHL.
| Debut: November 29, 1983 (Philadelphia at
Numbers: 22 (Calgary); 35, 32, 12, 37, 24 (N.Y.
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||Calgary, N.Y. Islanders||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||Calgary, N.Y. Islanders||
AWARDS AND HONORS
1985-86: Played 63 regular-season games for Calgary team that went on
to Stanley Cup Finals, but was traded away before postseason.
Miscellaneous: Had assist in first NHL game. ... Played on line with
Doug Risebrough and Colin Patterson for Calgary in 1983-84. ... Scored first
goal of Calgary's 1984-85 season, beating St. Louis goalie Rick Wamsley 27 seconds into 4-2 loss to Blues on Oct. 11, 1984. ... Played on "Dice
Line" with Carey Wilson and Colin Patterson for Calgary in 1984-85. ...
Missed part of 1984-85 season with pinched nerve, an injury suffered in
February 1985. ... Played on line with Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy for
N.Y. Islanders in 1985-86 and 1986-87. ... Missed parts of 1986-87 season
with sprained left knee, an injury suffered in N.Y. Islanders' Dec. 2, 1986,
game at Edmonton, and with re-aggravation of knee injury, suffered in March
1987. ... Missed part of 1987-88 season with broken rib, suffered during
N.Y. Islanders' Feb. 18, 1988, game vs. Philadelphia. ... Had one goal and
two assists for N.Y. Islanders in what would end up as his final NHL game on Jan. 12, 1993, vs. Calgary. ...
Played his first NHL game in a Calgary Flames uniform and played his last
NHL game against Calgary Flames.
Portland (WHL); Springfield (AHL); Leksand (Sweden); Capital District (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL Calder Cup: 1990
IHL Turner Cup: 1998
(Chicago) (as assistant coach)
Memorial Cup: 1983 (Portland)
UHL Colonial Cup: 1999 (Muskegon) (as head coach)
UHL Coach of the Year: 1998-99
UHL All-Star Game: 1999, 2000 (Muskegon) (as assistant coach)
Portland Captain: 1982-83
1998-99: Coached UHL regular-season champion (Muskegon).
Coaching Career: Named Cincinnati (IHL) assistant coach on Aug. 5,
1993, and remained in position through 1994-95 season. ... Was part of
Cincinnati (IHL) team that shifted operations to Greensboro, N.C., after
Florida Panthers founded Carolina Monarchs AHL expansion team. ... Named
Carolina (AHL) head coach on July 20, 1995, prior to team's inaugural 1995-96
season, and remained in that position until April 1997. ... Named Chicago (IHL)
assistant coach in September 1997 and remained in that position through
1997-98 season. ... Named Muskegon (UHL) head coach prior to 1998-99 season
and remained in that position until July 23, 2001. ... Named Calgary (WHL)
head coach on July 23, 2001, and remained in that position into 2003-04
Management Career: Named Muskegon (UHL) director of hockey
operations prior to 1998-99 season and remained in that position until July
Education: Attended University of
Portland and University of Michigan during off-seasons of his playing days.
Played 1989-90 season in Sweden before returning to North America to join
N.Y. Islanders' Springfield (AHL) affiliate for end of regular season
and 1990 run to Calder Cup. ... Active in charitable causes during
his playing days with N.Y. Islanders, including working on Easter Seals
benefits. ... Suspended two games by WHL during 2001-02 season for fighting with
rival coach Bryan
Maxwell after second period of Calgary's Sept. 28, 2001, game vs. Lethbridge.
Personal: Full name is Richard
Gordon Kromm. ... Also known as Rich Kromm during his playing days. ... Son
of former minor-league player and NHL coach Bobby Kromm. ... Younger brother
of former major-junior player David Kromm. ... Nephew (by marriage) of
college basketball coach Pete Gillen, who was Kromm's wife Jackie's uncle.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Calgary traded Kromm and Steve Konroyd to N.Y. Islanders in exchange for
John Tonelli on March 11, 1986.||
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