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Rick Vaive

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-1 ▪ Weight: 198 lbs.

Born: May 14, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario
Draft: Vancouver, 1st round (5th overall), 1979 NHL Entry


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Apr 24, 2014 2:25 AM

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1978-79 19 BRB WHA 75 26 33 59 24 14 248 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 173 15.0 0 0:00
1979-80 20 TOT NHL 69 22 15 37 16 -16 188 19 3 0 5 14 1 0 144 15.3 0 0:00
1979-80 20 VAN NHL 47 13 8 21 9 -12 111 12 1 0 4 8 0 0 89 14.6 0 0:00
1979-80 20 TOR NHL 22 9 7 16 7 -4 77 7 2 0 1 6 1 0 55 16.4 0 0:00
1980-81 21 TOR NHL 75 33 29 62 26 -16 229 23 8 2 1 23 6 0 195 16.9 0 0:00
1981-82 22 TOR NHL 77 54 35 89 40 12 157 37 12 5 6 28 6 1 267 20.2 0 0:00 AS-6
1982-83 23 TOR NHL 78 51 28 79 36 -13 105 30 18 3 8 16 11 1 296 17.2 0 0:00 AS-6
1983-84 24 TOR NHL 76 52 41 93 41 -12 114 35 17 0 6 28 13 0 261 19.9 0 0:00 AS-6
1984-85 25 TOR NHL 72 35 33 68 29 -26 112 22 13 0 2 24 9 0 258 13.6 0 0:00
1985-86 26 TOR NHL 61 33 31 64 27 -19 85 21 12 0 1 24 6 1 225 14.7 0 0:00
1986-87 27 TOR NHL 73 32 34 66 28 12 61 23 8 1 6 26 8 0 214 15.0 0 0:00
1987-88 28 CHI NHL 76 43 26 69 31 -20 108 24 19 0 6 15 11 0 229 18.8 0 0:00
1988-89 29 TOT NHL 58 31 26 57 24 2 124 15 16 0 4 12 14 0 138 22.5 0 0:00
1988-89 29 CHI NHL 30 12 13 25 10 -5 60 3 9 0 1 5 8 0 57 21.1 0 0:00
1988-89 29 BUF NHL 28 19 13 32 14 7 64 12 7 0 3 7 6 0 81 23.5 0 0:00
1989-90 30 BUF NHL 70 29 19 48 21 9 74 21 8 0 4 11 8 0 195 14.9 0 0:00
1990-91 31 BUF NHL 71 25 27 52 22 11 74 16 9 0 3 19 8 0 155 16.1 0 0:00
1991-92 32 BUF NHL 20 1 3 4 1 -2 14 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 25 4.0 0 0:00
8 yrs TOR NHL 534 299 238 537 235 -66 940 198 90 11 31 175 60 3 1771 16.9 0
4 yrs BUF NHL 189 74 62 136 58 25 226 50 24 0 10 38 24 0 456 16.2 0
2 yrs CHI NHL 106 55 39 94 41 -25 168 27 28 0 7 20 19 0 286 19.2 0
1 yr VAN NHL 47 13 8 21 9 -12 111 12 1 0 4 8 0 0 89 14.6 0
1 yr BRB WHA 75 26 33 59 24 14 248 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 173 15.0 0
Career NHL 876 441 347 788 343 -78 1445 287 143 11 52 241 103 3 2602 16.9 0
Career WHA 75 26 33 59 24 14 248 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 173 15.0 0

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1978-79 19 BRB WHA 75 0.35 0.44 0.79 0.32 3.31 2.31 0 0 0 0 14
1979-80 20 TOT NHL 69 0.32 0.22 0.54 0.24 2.72 2.09 18 13 31 13 53 7 63 1 -16 1.8 0.5 2.3
1979-80 20 VAN NHL 47 0.28 0.17 0.45 0.20 2.36 1.89 11 7 18 8 29 2 39 0 -12 0.8 0.3 1.1
1979-80 20 TOR NHL 22 0.41 0.32 0.73 0.31 3.50 2.50 7 6 13 5 24 5 24 1 -4 1.1 0.1 1.2
1980-81 21 TOR NHL 75 0.44 0.39 0.83 0.35 3.05 2.60 25 22 47 20 93 23 99 13 -16 3.8 0.5 4.3
1981-82 22 TOR NHL 77 0.70 0.45 1.16 0.52 2.04 3.47 39 26 65 28 119 29 106 28 12 6.8 1.3 8.1 AS-6
1982-83 23 TOR NHL 78 0.65 0.36 1.01 0.47 1.35 3.79 41 23 64 29 121 47 109 22 -13 6.4 0.8 7.1 AS-6
1983-84 24 TOR NHL 76 0.68 0.54 1.22 0.53 1.50 3.43 41 33 74 31 135 55 96 4 -12 7.3 0.6 8.0 AS-6
1984-85 25 TOR NHL 72 0.49 0.46 0.94 0.40 1.56 3.58 28 26 54 22 109 42 95 2 -26 4.6 0.5 5.1
1985-86 26 TOR NHL 61 0.54 0.51 1.05 0.44 1.39 3.69 26 24 50 21 86 28 88 11 -19 4.4 0.3 4.7
1986-87 27 TOR NHL 73 0.44 0.47 0.90 0.39 0.84 2.93 27 29 56 23 109 31 70 4 12 4.9 1.3 6.2
1987-88 28 CHI NHL 76 0.57 0.34 0.91 0.40 1.42 3.01 36 22 58 26 119 62 77 0 -20 5.3 0.5 5.8
1988-89 29 TOT NHL 58 0.53 0.45 0.98 0.42 2.14 2.38 26 22 48 20 91 50 41 2 2 4.2 0.8 5.0
1988-89 29 CHI NHL 30 0.40 0.43 0.83 0.34 2.00 1.90 10 11 21 8 45 29 22 1 -5 1.6 0.2 1.8
1988-89 29 BUF NHL 28 0.68 0.46 1.14 0.49 2.29 2.89 16 11 27 12 46 21 19 1 7 2.6 0.6 3.2
1989-90 30 BUF NHL 70 0.41 0.27 0.69 0.30 1.06 2.79 24 16 40 17 102 50 43 0 9 3.0 1.3 4.2
1990-91 31 BUF NHL 71 0.35 0.38 0.73 0.30 1.04 2.18 22 24 46 19 75 29 35 0 11 3.6 1.2 4.8
1991-92 32 BUF NHL 20 0.05 0.15 0.20 0.07 0.70 1.25 1 3 4 1 10 3 9 0 -2 -0.4 0.2 -0.2
8 yrs TOR NHL 534 0.56 0.45 1.01 0.44 1.76 3.32 234 189 423 179 796 260 687 85 -66 39.3 5.4 44.7
4 yrs BUF NHL 189 0.39 0.33 0.72 0.31 1.20 2.41 63 54 117 49 233 103 106 1 25 8.8 3.2 12.0
2 yrs CHI NHL 106 0.52 0.37 0.89 0.39 1.58 2.70 46 33 79 34 164 91 99 1 -25 6.9 0.7 7.6
1 yr VAN NHL 47 0.28 0.17 0.45 0.20 2.36 1.89 11 7 18 8 29 2 39 0 -12 0.8 0.3 1.1
1 yr BRB WHA 75 0.35 0.44 0.79 0.32 3.31 2.31 0 0 0 0 14
Career NHL 876 0.50 0.40 0.90 0.39 1.65 2.97 354 283 637 270 1222 456 931 87 -78 55.8 9.6 65.4
Career WHA 75 0.35 0.44 0.79 0.32 3.31 2.31 0 0 0 0 14

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1979-80 20 TOR NHL 3 1 0 1 1 11 1 0 0 0
1980-81 21 TOR NHL 3 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
1982-83 23 TOR NHL 4 2 5 7 3 6 2 0 0 0
1985-86 26 TOR NHL 9 6 2 8 4 -2 9 3 3 0 0 31 19.4
1986-87 27 TOR NHL 13 4 2 6 3 -1 23 3 1 0 0 42 9.5
1987-88 28 CHI NHL 5 6 2 8 4 1 38 1 5 0 0 17 35.3
1988-89 29 BUF NHL 5 2 1 3 1 -5 8 0 2 0 0 15 13.3
1989-90 30 BUF NHL 6 4 2 6 3 0 6 0 4 0 1 21 19.0
1990-91 31 BUF NHL 6 1 2 3 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 3 33.3
Career NHL 54 27 16 43 20 -7 111 11 16 0 1 129 17.8

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1976-77 17 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 68 51 59 110 0 93 43 8 0 4 0 0 0:00
1977-78 18 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 68 76 79 155 0 199 61 6 9 3 0 0 0:00
1977-78 18 Canada WJC-A 6 3 0 3 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1981-82 22 Canada WEC-A 9 3 1 4 0 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1984-85 25 Canada WEC-A 10 6 2 8 0 16 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 32 Rochester Americans AHL 12 4 9 13 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 33 Hamilton Canucks AHL 38 16 15 31 0 34 16 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2001-02 42 Dundas Real McCoys OHA-Sr. 5 2 2 4 0 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2002-03 43 Dundas Real McCoys OHA-Sr. 9 6 5 11 0 34 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons AHL 50 20 24 44 0 38 20 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons OHA-Sr. 14 8 7 15 0 58 8 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons QMJHL 136 127 138 265 0 292 104 14 9 7 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WEC-A 19 9 3 12 0 28 9 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WJC-A 6 3 0 3 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1976-77 17 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 18 10 13 23 78 8 2 0 3
1977-78 18 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 9 8 4 12 38 4 1 3 1
1991-92 32 Rochester Americans AHL 16 4 4 8 10
2002-03 43 Dundas Real McCoys OHA-Sr. 4 2 3 5 6
Career 1 Season AHL 16 4 4 8 10
Career 1 Season OHA-Sr. 4 2 3 5 6
Career 2 Seasons QMJHL 27 18 17 35 116 12 3 3 4

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 13 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Rick Vaive 8.1 8.0 7.1 6.2 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.2 2.3 -0.2
Toe Blake 94.4 6.9 6.0 5.7 5.3 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.0 2.6 0.1 -0.2
Vyacheslav Kozlov 92.1 8.2 7.5 7.1 6.8 6.2 5.2 4.9 4.6 3.9 3.3 2.5 0.2 -0.1
Craig Janney 92.1 7.9 7.7 6.4 6.3 5.6 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.5 2.1 1.6 1.5
Ted Kennedy 92.0 6.8 6.7 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.9 0.0 0.0
Elmer Lach 92.0 7.8 7.5 6.4 5.6 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.5 1.5 0.1
Alex Delvecchio 91.3 7.2 6.7 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.1 3.0 0.0
Milt Schmidt 91.2 7.5 7.0 6.6 5.4 4.6 4.4 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.2 2.6 2.6 0.8
Woody Dumart 90.8 6.4 6.2 5.4 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.1 1.8 1.1 0.0
Daymond Langkow 90.8 9.0 8.4 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 2.6 2.2 1.4 0.0
Kirk Muller 90.7 8.2 7.8 7.5 6.3 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.7 3.6 3.0 2.4 2.3 1.8
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Rick Vaive 8.1 8.0 7.1 6.2 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.2 2.3 -0.2
Toe Blake 95.3 6.9 6.0 5.7 5.3 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.0 2.6 2.4 0.1 -0.2
Ted Kennedy 93.8 6.8 6.7 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.9 2.0 0.0 0.0
Andrew Brunette 92.3 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7
Craig Janney 92.1 7.9 7.7 6.4 6.3 5.6 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.5 2.1 1.6 1.5
Elmer Lach 90.8 7.8 7.5 6.4 5.6 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.5 2.2 1.5 0.1
Scott Gomez 90.4 9.2 8.1 7.3 6.8 6.0 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.3 4.1 1.9 0.8 0.2
Babe Siebert 90.3 6.2 5.5 5.1 4.5 4.5 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.1 1.1 1.0 0.6
Mike Ridley 90.2 7.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.0 3.3 1.2
Daymond Langkow 90.1 9.0 8.4 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 3.4 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.4 0.1 0.0
Peter McNab 90.1 8.5 8.3 7.7 7.5 6.7 5.6 5.1 4.5 3.8 2.7 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

May, 1978: Signed as an underage free agent by Birmingham (WHA), May, 1978.

February 18, 1980: Traded to Toronto by Vancouver with Bill Derlago for Tiger Williams and Jerry Butler, February 18, 1980.

September 3, 1987: Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Steve Thomas and Bob McGill for Al Secord and Ed Olczyk, September 3, 1987.

December 26, 1988: Traded to Buffalo by Chicago for Adam Creighton, December 26, 1988.

September 2, 1992: Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 2, 1992.

July 20, 2000: Named Head Coach of Mississauga (OHL), July 20, 2000.

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