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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

I had one really not-good game. I came back to the hotel and he [his father] was on Skype. My mother called first and said, 'Your father wants to talk to you.' So he moved my mother away, and he yelled at me for like 30 seconds. I understood him, and then he said, 'I'm done.' And he was gone. The next game I got my first shutout.

— Anton Khudobin recalls a fond memory, explains why he was so sharp in the Hurricanes' 3-0 win against the Capitals on Friday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series GigaPixel