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Craig Rivet
Craig Rivet
Defenseman
(REE-vay)
Number: 52
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 13, 1974
Birthplace: North Bay, ON, Canada
Acquired: Acquired on Feb. 25, 2007 along with a fifth round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Josh Gorges and a first round selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: MTL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (68th overall)
• Was claimed off waivers from Buffalo on Feb. 26; made his Blue Jackets debut Mar. 4 at Calgary and scored a goal.
• Goal was his first point in eight games; last had a point when he tallied 1-1-2 Dec. 21 vs. Anaheim as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.


CURRENT POSTSEASON NOTES:
- T-9th among all NHL D-men in points (0-6=6)br>- Posted 2 assists in Game 2 of the WCSF vs. Dallas
- Registered a power play assist in Game 5 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 17
- Posted an assist in Game 2 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 10

2007-08 CURRENT REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Among League defensemen, he's T-20th in assists (30), T-28th in points (35) and 12th in PIM's (104)br>- 7th on the team, second among team D-men in points (5-30=35)br>- T-3rd on the team in assists (30)br>- 5th on team in blocked shots (79)br>- Set a career-high for single season points (35) with an assist vs. Dallas on March 27
- Established a new single-season career-high (27 with Montreal in 2005-06) with his 28th assist vs. Ottawa on March 5
- Established a new career high with his four-game assist streak (0-4=4) from Jan. 19 vs. Detroit thru Jan. 29 at Edmonton
- Two four-game point streaks this season have tied his career high: (0-4=4) from Jan. 19 vs. Detroit thru Jan. 29 at Edmonton and (3-2=5) from Jan. 3 vs. Calgary thru Jan. 12 vs. Toronto tied his career high
- Tied his career-high with his two-game goal streak from Jan. 10 vs. Vancouver thru Jan. 12 vs. Toronto
- Appeared in his 700th career game on Dec. 16 at Anaheim
- Did not play due to injury on Nov. 15 at Phoenix so he assumed a coaching role on the bench. The Sharks won 6-0
- Signed a four-year contract with the Sharks on June 22, prior to becoming an unrestricted free agent

FIN FACT:
- Wife Krista gave birth to Nicolas Richard on Jan. 7, 2008 weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 19.25 inches long. Nicolas is the couple's third child joining Ella and Nate
- First Shark to ever wear number 52

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
- "We were trying to find a Mike Grier for the defense - a real pro who is very well respected and competitive with a good edge to him," Doug Wilson said. "That's Craig. He's a really good fit for us." Mercury News, 10/2/07

- "Being sick sometimes is worse than having an injury because you can't do anything," defenseman Kyle McLaren said [about Rivet whose time with San Jose were plagued by pnemonia]. "You just feel helpless. And yet he still played tremendous for us even if he didn't have the energy level. He was big for us at only 75 percent." Mercury News, 10/2/07

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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