Rick Rypien's Top 10 Fights

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Rick Rypien's Top 10 Fights
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Rick Rypien only scored nine NHL goals in his career. He was a minus-15 player who accumulated 226 penalty minutes over 119 games.

What Rypien did not possess in terms of hockey skill was more than compensated for by what his game did provide.

He fought over 90 times in the WHL, AHL, and NHL. Nearly all of those fights were against someone bigger.

Admiration for a player with such audacity is undeniable.

This 5' 11" man who weighed just 190 pounds was a fearless hockey player.

Rick Rypien played hard, fought hard and never backed down from even the scariest of opponents.

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