Nickname: Nifty Family: Fiancee – Karen, Daughter - Claudine, Two Sons – Jarret and Brett Hobbies: Golf, Fishing , Old Timers Games Pets: Three dogs – Dolly, Kiki, Kiwi Favorite Sport to watch (other than hockey): Baseball Favorite sport to play (other than hockey): Baseball and Golf Favorite Food: Chicken Favorite TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond Favorite Singer or Musical Group: Marshall Tucker Band Favorite Movie: Rudy Favorite Sports Movie: A League of Their Own Favorite Piece of clothing: Thong What was your most embarrassing moment on television? I’m still waiting for it! Favorite professional team growing up? Toronto Maple Leafs Favorite professional player growing up? Frank Mahovlich
Rick Middleton serves as a Boston Bruins Studio Analyst on NESN during select Boston Bruins games. His duties include pre-game analysis on The Boston Globe Pre-Game Report, intermission commentary, and post-game analysis during the network’s Boston Bruins post-game show Overtime.
A 14-year NHL veteran, Middleton was drafted by the New York Rangers and sent to the Providence Reds of the AHL where he won AHL Rookie of the Year honors. He spent two years with the Rangers and was traded to the Bruins for Ken Hodge. The Toronto native spent the next 12 seasons with the Bruins playing 881 regular-season games with 402 goals (third on the Bruins' all-time list) and 496 assists (sixth on the Bruins' all-time list). Middleton served as co-captain of the Bruins for three years, played in three NHL All-Star games and ranks fourth on the Bruins' all-time scoring list.
During the 2001-02 season, he served as the primary radio color analyst for the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs. He also served as head coach of the U.S. Sled Hockey Team, leading the team to a gold medal at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
He currently operates his own business, Rick Middleton Enterprises, which publishes wholesale catalogs for barber and beauty shops nationwide, for C.B. Sullivan Company Inc.