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Rick Dowan is an SHL goaltender who has played with the 16px-TeamXLogo.png Team X, the 16px-Oologo.png Orange Orators, and the 16px-NHBLogo.png New Harbour Blues. Rick played an excellent season with Team X from 2003-2004 until 2007-2008, being one of their main frontline goalies.

After playing with Team X, Rick expressed interest in playing with the Orange Orators, and went there in exchange with Orange's pick Sergei Grabovsky. Rick has won a total of three SHL Cups in his career, 2 with Team X, and 1 with the Orators.

Rick plans to retire as an Orator as confirmed in a March 2015 interview; "I wish to be an Orator to finish, because of the friendly connections I have made. However, I hope Team X, my original team recognizes me as one of them, I have loved working with them but I wanted to grow with Orange." Despite this, Rick has said he isn't retiring for a while. However, later on in October 2015, Rick announced in an interview that his ideals have changed, and that he may either retire this year, or try out another team as he has one more year in his contract. Rick has requested that his contract be changed to unrestricted, and chose not to sign the one year extension with the Orators.

In August 2016, Rick announced he would sign a one-year contract with the New Harbour Blues, acting as a mentor to Joel Kirkquist, and stating it is "my final year in the SHL". Asking for reasons as to why he didn't stay with the Orators' extension, Rick cited that "management and the fans have problems with me, I also can't stand being there anymore." Following this, Rick has stated he no longer plans to retire an Orange Orator, or even have his number honoured there. Rick played in his final game in a Game 7 loss to the Branton Nickels 2-1 in overtime. His final quote in the interview has been revered as one of the greatest; "When that goal went in I knew it was over. But not in a bad way. It has been one hell of a ride and unfortunately this is where it ends."

Rick has announced he will retire his number as a member of Team X during the 2017-2018 Season, in a game against the Ultimate Royals, whom he "really enjoyed battling against".

QuotesEdit

  • "The trade between me and Sergei... it is good for both teams. I really enjoyed my time with X, I assure you, they didn't trade me because they wanted to get rid of me. They need a newer goalie and they know Orange needs another good goaltender - yeah I'm saying I'm good, haha. Besides, X doesn't have to worry about Orange until we meet in the playoffs." - August 2008
  • "Buck is the best. No one can match him. Except me. Haha." - April 2012
  • "I wish to be an Orator to finish, because of the friendly connections I have made. However, I hope Team X, my original team recognizes me as one of them, I have loved working with them but I wanted to grow with Orange." - March 2015 interview
  • "Nope I'm not retiring for a while!" - April 2015
  • "I don't know, I want to retire but I also feel like I have another year in me. The 2015-2016 Season will be my last year with Orange, unless we can come to a deal. But I wouldn't mind helping out another team or putting in some work on another one. Either or I will win when the day comes." - August 2015
  • "I talked with the Blues, I heard they waived Aaron Rodgers, I asked if they needed someone to fill the shoes, they said they'd be happy to have me. So yeah, I'm playing for the New Harbour Blues for the 2016-2017 Season, my final year in the SHL. (When asked about denying the Orators extension) Well, management and the fans have problems with me, I also can't stand being there anymore. I mean, I had a lot of fun don't get me wrong, but I feel as if I could play a game where I allow a goal, and we lose 1-0, and I have to feel like the crappiest man between the pipes. I ain't taking that. Plus we had some other disputes here and there, I'll admit I wanted more playing time, never got it. But I don't know. I don't plan to retire an Orator anymore, or have my number honoured there. They can if they want, but I wouldn't be bothered if they did. Enjoy the cup." - August 2016
  • "Joel Kirkquist is gonna be one of the best goalies in the league. He's part of the reason I wanted to play there. He says I can mentor him, hell he'll be mentoring me. Makes me feel pretty good inside." - August 2016 interview

StatsEdit

Regulation
Year GP W L OT GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN
2003-2004 4 4 0 24 245 221 - 1
16px-TeamXLogo.png 2004-2005 22 12 10 0 45 654 609 2.03 4
16px-TeamXLogo.png 2005-2006 25 13 12 0 55 752 697 2.20 5
16px-TeamXLogo.png 2006-2007 25 19 6 0 48 714 666 1.92 5
16px-TeamXLogo.png 2007-2008 30 18 9 3 75 941 866 2.50 7
16px-Oologo.png 2008-2009 48 31 15 2 93 1474 1381 10
16px-Oologo.png 2009-2010 35 20 13 2 74 1178 1104 6
16px-Oologo.png 2010-2011 33 16 10 7 80 1043 963 5
16px-Oologo.png 2011-2012 32 20 12 0 72 1000 928 9
16px-Oologo.png 2012-2013 35 16 18 1 90 1219 1129 4
16px-Oologo.png 2013-2014 25 15 5 5 56 759 703 3
16px-Oologo.png 2014-2015 35 18 17 0 86 1235 1149 2.46 6
16px-Oologo.png 2015-2016 26 14 9 3 62 843 781 3 1581
16px-NHBLogo.png 2016-2017 20 14 4 2 51 671 620 92.4% 2.44 3 1253
Total 399 230 144 25 71

PlayoffsEdit

Playoffs
2004-2005 9 4 5 21 2.33 2
2005-2006 12 7 5 26 2.17 2
2006-2007 11 6 5 24 2.18 2
2007-2008 9 6 3 12 1.33 4
2008-2009 22 12 10 (2) 44 2.00 3 1384
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014 -
2014-2015 -

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