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Jamie Rivers
Jamie Rivers 122010
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
206 lb (94 kg)
Team
F. Teams
Retired
St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
Boston Bruins
Florida Panthers
Detroit Red Wings
Phoenix Coyotes
Born March 16 1975 (1975-03-16) (age 41),
Ottawa, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 63rd overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 1995 – present


Jamie Rivers (born March 16, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. Rivers played 469 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). He last played in Europe for KHL Medveščak.

Playing careerEdit

Rivers was drafted in the third round, 63rd overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Jamie Rivers also has a brother, Shawn, who played for the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has represented Canada at the 2009 Spengler Cup

On November 19, 2009, Rivers returned to Europe after a season in the American Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves to join HC Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss National League A.[1] In the succeeding 2010–11 season, Rivers remained in Europe and following a trial signed with KHL Medveščak of the Austrian Hockey League on December 16, 2010.[2] During his 14th game with Medveščak, Rivers suffered a ruptured spleen after completing a check. After initially going undiagnosed, a few days later Rivers was rushed to hospital and underwent emergency surgery. Suffering a large amount of internal bleeding, Rivers heart stopped before he was electronically defibrillated back to life. Rivers was ruled out for the remainder of the season and returned to St. Louis.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Sudbury Wolves OHL 55 3 13 16 20 8 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Sudbury Wolves OHL 62 12 43 55 20 14 7 19 26 4
1993–94 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 32 89 121 58 10 1 9 10 14
1994–95 Sudbury Wolves OHL 46 9 56 65 30 18 7 26 33 22
1995–96 Worcester IceCats AHL 75 7 45 52 130 4 0 1 1 4
1995–96 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Worcester IceCats AHL 63 8 35 43 83 5 1 2 3 14
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 2 5 7 6
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 59 2 4 6 36
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 2 5 7 47 9 1 1 2 2
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 75 1 16 17 84
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 45 2 4 6 44 1 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Boston Bruins NHL 64 4 2 6 45 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 50 6 19 25 68 3 0 1 1 10
2003–04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 3 4 7 41 2 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 50 7 13 20 46
2005–06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 15 0 1 1 12
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 18 0 5 5 26
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 31 1 3 4 36
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 30 4 19 23 24
2007–08 Spartak Moscow RSL 19 0 3 3 42 4 0 0 0 8
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 69 4 24 28 72
2009–10 HC Ambri-Piotta NLA 24 0 8 8 34
2010–11 KHL Medveščak EBEL 14 1 8 9 37
NHL totals 454 17 49 66 385 15 1 1 2 8
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 1995 Red Deer

InternationalEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Canada WJC 7 3 3 6 2
Junior int'l totals 7 3 3 6 2

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
Ontario Hockey League
First All-Star Team 1993–94
Max Kaminsky Trophy 1993–94 [1]
CHL Second All-Star Team 1993–94
Second All-Star Team 1994–95
American Hockey League
Second All-Star Team 1996–97

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Former team Canada and World Junior Star signs with Ambri-Piotta (French). HC Ambri-Piotta (2009-11-19). Retrieved on 2010-04-02.
  2. Rivers remains with Bears (Croatian). KHL Medveščak (2010-12-16). Retrieved on 2011-03-27.
  3. Strickland, Andy (2011-02-07). Former NHL D-man nearly loses life playing overseas. TrueHockey.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-27.

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