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Richard Sevigny
Position Goaltender
5 ft 08 in (1.73 m)
178 lb (81 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
Quebec Nordiques
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 4 1957 (1957-11-04) (age 59),
Montreal, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft Rnd 7, 124th overall, 1977
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1977 – 1990

Richard Sevigny (November 4, 1957 in Montreal, Quebec) was a Canadian professional goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Quebec Nordiques in the National Hockey League. In the 1979 Stanley Cup Finals Michel Larocque was scheduled to start game two. Larocque was injured during the pre-game warm up and Sevigny was dressed as a back up in his place. The Canadiens would win that year and Sevigny's name was engraved on the Stanley Cup before ever playing an NHL game. In the off season Ken Dryden retired, and Richard Sevigny earned a spot on the roster for the 1979–80 NHL season. Richard won the 1981 Vezina Trophy along with Denis Herron and Michel Larocque with Montreal. After being released by the Canadiens in 1984, Sevigny split the next three seasons between the Quebec Nordiques and their American Hockey League affiliate in Fredericton, New Brunswick before finishing his career in France. He was, prior to 1990–91, player-coach of the Diables Rouges de Briançon.

According to hockey lore, Sevigny was quoted as saying that Guy Lafleur would have Wayne Gretzky in his back pocket during the 1981 playoffs, a quote that motivated the Oilers team to victory over the fabled Habs.

Preceded by
Don Edwards
and Bob Sauve
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
with Denis Herron and Michel Larocque

Succeeded by
Billy Smith

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