Richard Joseph Meagher
Center
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 11.2.53 Belleville, Ontario
How he arrived: Traded by the Hartford Whalers with Garry Howatt for Merlin Malinowski and the
rights to Scott Fusco, 10.15.82
How he left: Traded to the St. Louis Blues with Devils' 12th round pick in the 1986 E.D. for Perry
Anderson, 8.29.85
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1982-83
NJ
57
15
14
29
-21
11
135
7
5
12
0
0
0
1
1983-84
NJ
52
14
14
28
-9
16
125
2
4
6
0
0
0
2
1984-85
NJ
71
11
20
31
-13
22
139
1
1
2
1
2
3
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
180
40
48
88
-43
49
399
10
10
20
1
2
3
4
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Meagher may have been a small guy out there, but his speed and tenacity on the ice made him an effective checking line
center.

He had been slowly finding his place in the NHL his first few years in the league, and that is including his stint with the
Devils. The offensive skill that he had did enable Billy MacMillan to use him on the power play when he first arrived,
with good results.

He evolved into the defensive player that he had become known for later in his Devils tenure, and carried that over with
the Blues for 6 seasons, eventually winning a Selke near the end of his career.

He briefly took to coaching, becoming the head man for the Peoria Riverman for the 92-93 season, and rejoining the
Blues as an assistant for 97-98. He's later worked as an amateur scout for a lot of years for the Blues.
Entry Draft: None