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Craig Rivet

Craig Rivet  #52

Defenseman
NUMBER: 52 BIRTHDATE: September 13, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: North Bay, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: MTL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (68th overall)
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Vancouver, October 30, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), January 11, 2005. Traded to San Jose by Montreal with Montreal's 5th round choice (Julien Demers) in 2008 Entry Draft for Josh Gorges and San Jose's 1st round choice (Max Pacioretty) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 25, 2007. Traded to Buffalo by San Jose with San Jose's 7th round choice (Riley Boychuk) in 2010 Entry Draft for Buffalo's 2nd round choice in 2009 (William Wrenn) and 2010 (later traded to Carolina - Carolina selected Mark Alt) Entry Drafts, July 4, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Columbus from Buffalo, February 26, 2011. Missed majority of 2010-11 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Elmira (ECHL), October 10, 2011.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson