Rick Vaive has joined the Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer team!
Rick Vaive turned professional with the Birmingham Bulls of the World Hockey Association in 1978-79. When the fledgling league folded, Rick joined the Vancouver Canucks, who had used their first pick in the 1979 draft to grab the junior sensation. But during his rookie season, Rick and Bill Derlago were traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Tiger Williams and Jerry Butler. He quickly became the most prolific scorer of the era for the Leafs, becoming the franchise’s first 50-goal scorer in 1981-82 with 54 goals and following that season with 51 in 1982-83 and 52 in 1983-84. Rick also served as team captain from 1982 to 1986. He followed with tenures as a Chicago Black Hawk and as a Buffalo Sabre, retiring from the NHL after the 1991-92 season. Rick Vaive notched 441 goals and contributed 788 points through 876 regular season NHL games.