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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 think that’s the sign of a good team. When you don’t play well, and you don’t stay focused and you don’t do the intangibles that it takes, you still win the hockey game.

— New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano after their win vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series