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Rick Vaive Biography
Richard Claude Vaive (born May 14, 1959) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played in the final season of the World Hockey Association (WHA), before playing the majority of his career in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979 to 1992. According to Astrologers, zodiac sign is Taurus Former NHL winger whose career spanned from 1979 to 1992. He captained the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1981 to 1986.
Vaive was born in Ottawa, Ontario, but grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. As a youth, he played in the 1970 and 1971 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Amherst, Nova Scotia.His son Justin Vaive was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.
Vaive was selected fifth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, after a stellar junior hockey career with the Sherbrooke Castors. His professional career, which began in the World Hockey Association (WHA) with the Birmingham Bulls, lasted from 1978 until 1992.
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Rick Vaive Net Worth
Rick Vaive is one of the richest Hockey Player & listed on most popular Hockey Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Rick Vaive net worth is approximately $1 Million - $3 Million.
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|Net Worth||$1 Million - $3 Million|
|Source of Income||Hockey Player|
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In 1980, the Canucks traded Vaive, along with Bill Derlago, to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Dave “Tiger” Williams and Jerry Butler. In Toronto, Vaive and Derlago were teamed with Pat Hickey, and Derlago became Vaive’s setup man. Vaive scored prolifically with the Leafs, becoming the first 50-goal scorer in franchise history, surpassing that threshold three times. He recorded 54 goals in 1981–82, 51 goals in 1982–83, and 52 goals in 1983–84. Vaive was a late cut from the 1984 Canada Cup team. He also served as captain of the Maple Leafs from 1982 to 1986. Vaive was stripped of his captaincy during the 1985–86 NHL season, for missing a morning practice.
His trade from the Maple Leafs, along with Steve Thomas and Bob McGill, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Al Secord and Ed Olczyk before the 1987 season was one of several lamentable trades arranged by team owner Harold Ballard in the 1980s. Vaive netted 43 goals in his first season in Chicago but never managed more than 31 in a season after that. He spent four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres before retiring as a member of the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Canucks in 1993.
Rick Vaive HeightRick Vaive's height 6 feet 1 inches weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.
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Vaive coached in the East Coast Hockey League, American Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League after his retirement from the NHL, serving as a head coach in 1993 with the expansion South Carolina Stingrays, winning two division titles (1995 and 1997), a conference championship (1997), and in 1996–97 became the first ECHL coach to win both the Brabham Cup and Kelly Cup in the same season. Vaive coached the Mississauga Ice Dogs during the 2000-01 season, guiding the team to the worst record in the league, tying the 1995-96 London Knights for fewest wins in a season. Vaive was fired at the end of the season and replaced by Don Cherry.
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Vaive has two sons. Jeff, who played for the Streetsville Derbies before moving on to a successful career working for Beam Suntory and Justin, an ice hockey forward who was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Facts & Trivia
Ranked on the list of most popular Hockey Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Canada. Rick Vaive celebrates birthday on May 14 of every year.
In May 2000, Vaive was inducted into the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame.
He was found not guilty of impaired driving despite a positive breathalyzer test given by police July 14, 2009.
Vaive married Kirstin Potvin on August 5, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. The couple chose the venue based on the years they had spent in Charleston while Rick coached the South Carolina Stingrays.You may read full biography about Rick Vaive from Wikipedia.