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Richard Vaive

Richard Vaive  #27

Right Wing
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: May 14, 1959
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: VAN / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
QMJHL Rookie of the Year (1977) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1982, 1983, 1984) Signed as an underage free agent by Birmingham (WHA), May, 1978. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver with Bill Derlago for Tiger Williams and Jerry Butler, February 18, 1980. Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Steve Thomas and Bob McGill for Al Secord and Ed Olczyk, September 3, 1987. Traded to Buffalo by Chicago for Adam Creighton, December 26, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 2, 1992. Named Head Coach of Mississauga (OHL), July 20, 2000.
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I was surprised. I knew I got it. It's tough. You never know how hard it is until it registers on the gun. I got pretty much all I could into and you just hope for the best.

— Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber after winning the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event at the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition