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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

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 6 5 1 0 21 13 10
2 NSH 6 4 0 2 16 11 10
3 CHI 5 4 0 1 16 7 9
4 LAK 6 4 1 1 15 10 9
5 SJS 7 4 2 1 23 20 9
6 CGY 8 4 3 1 20 19 9
7 DAL 6 3 1 2 21 20 8
8 VAN 5 3 2 0 16 16 6
9 STL 5 2 2 1 12 9 5
10 ARI 5 2 2 1 16 22 5
11 MIN 4 2 2 0 10 4 4
12 WPG 6 2 4 0 11 16 4
13 COL 7 1 4 2 12 24 4
14 EDM 6 1 4 1 14 27 3

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Marleau 7 4 5 -1 9
B. Burns 7 1 7 0 8
J. Thornton 7 2 5 4 7
L. Couture 7 3 3 -1 6
J. Pavelski 7 2 4 4 6
T. Wingels 7 3 2 -1 5
M. Irwin 5 2 1 -2 3
M. Nieto 7 1 2 3 3
J. Braun 7 0 3 3 3
T. Hertl 7 2 0 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 1 1 1 .933 2.27
A. Niemi 3 1 0 .920 2.70
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