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Eric Vail

Eric Vail

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: September 16, 1953
BIRTHPLACE: Timmins, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: AFM / 1973 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (21st overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1974-1975
Calder Memorial Trophy (1975) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977) Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Detroit by Calgary for Gary McAdam and Detroit's 4th round choice (John Bekkers) in 1983 Entry Draft, November 10, 1981.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday