If you look at the top ten lists for Hampton Roads Admirals games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes, the name Rick Kowalsky will appear on each list.
A high-scoring forward and a team leader, Kowalsky appeared in 244 games with the Hampton Roads Admirals from 1994 to 2000, registering 98 goals, 142 assists, 240 points and 510 penalty minutes. He recorded better than 20 goals, 50 points and 100 penalty minutes in a season three times for the Admirals and is one of just four players to have accomplished that feat more than once in an Admirals career.
Kowalsky added 12 goals and nine assists in 23 Admirals playoff games. He ranks sixth in games played, fifth in goals, seventh in assists, fifth in points and ninth in penalty minutes in Hampton Roads Admirals history.
A veteran of 12 professional seasons, Kowalsky appeared in 516 ECHL games with the Admirals, Trenton and Roanoke, netting 221 goals and 329 assists for 550 points. Following the 2008-09 season, he ranked in the ECHLís top 20 of all-time games played, goals, assists and points.
Kowalsky played in 182 career AHL contests with Cornwall and Portland between 1993 and 1999. He also appeared in one game with the Norfolk Admirals in the 2001-02 season, making him one of just five players as of the 2008-09 season to have appeared in games for both the ECHL and AHL Admirals. Kowalsky returned to Norfolk for one season as the Admiralsí assistant coach in 2005-06.