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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

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3