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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.
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016