Rick Middleton’s NHL career took off after the New York Rangers traded him to the Boston Bruins in 1976. Known as “Nifty," Middleton is currently third on the Bruins All-Time scoring list in goals (402), fourth in points (898) and third in playoff points (100). Rick holds the NHL record for most points scored in one playoff series (19) as well as most assists (14) and was named co-captain of the Bruins with Ray Bourque in 1985 until he reitred in 1988. After retiring, Middleton was asked to coach the US National Sled Hockey Team in the 2002 Paralympics in Salt Lake City where he took the last seeded US Team all the way to the gold medal. Today, Rick serves as President of the Boston Bruins Alumni Association and works with an exciting startup company called Ten Digit Communications LLC. On July 31, 2018 the Bruins announced that they will retire Middleton's #16 on November 29 at TD Garden, becoming only the 11th player in Bruins history to have his number retired.