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|Eric Vail playing for the Atlanta Flames in 1978.|
| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
|Teams|| Atlanta Flames|
Detroit Red Wings
|Born|| September 16 1953,|
Timmins, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 21st overall, 1973|
|WHA Draft|| 29th overall, 1973|
|Pro Career||1973 – 1982|
Eric "Freight Train" Vail (born September 16, 1953 in Timmins, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional player. He played nine seasons in the National Hockey League, mostly with the Atlanta Flames/Calgary Flames organization, and then later in his last season (1981–82) he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings.
Vail was drafted 21st overall by the Atlanta Flames in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. He played 591 career NHL games, scoring 216 goals and 260 assists for 476 points. He was the Calder Trophy winner for 1974–75 after scoring 39 goals and 60 points in his rookie season.
Career statistics Edit
|1970–71||Niagara Falls Flyers||OHA||59||18||30||48||76||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Niagara Falls Flyers||OHA||60||25||48||73||122||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Oklahoma City Stars||CHL||3||0||3||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||10||3||4||7||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||52||10||14||24||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|1982–83||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||74||20||29||49||33||5||1||1||2||0|
|Winner of the Calder Trophy|
| Succeeded by|
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