March 16, 1975 |
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues
New York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft||63rd overall, 1993
St. Louis Blues
Jamie Rivers (born March 16, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and is currently the head coach and General Manager of the Central Hockey League's St. Charles Chill. Rivers played 469 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). He last played in Europe for KHL Medveščak.
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. In the succeeding 2010–11 season, Rivers remained in Europe and following a trial signed with KHL Medveščak, at the time a member of the Austrian Hockey League, on December 16, 2010. 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. There he lives with his wife Shannon, 13 year old daughter Karson, 10 year old twin boys Ashton and Braydon; and 5 year old McKinnon.
Regular season and playoffs
|1995–96||St. Louis Blues||NHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2005–06||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||15||0||1||1||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||31||1||3||4||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||1995 Red Deer|
|Junior int'l totals||7||3||3||6||2|
Awards and honours
|Ontario Hockey League|
|First All-Star Team||1993–94|
|Max Kaminsky Trophy||1993–94|||
|CHL Second All-Star Team||1993–94|
|Second All-Star Team||1994–95|
|American Hockey League|
|Second All-Star Team||1996–97|
- "Former team Canada and World Junior Star signs with Ambri-Piotta" (in French). HC Ambri-Piotta. 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
- "Rivers remains with Bears" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
- Strickland, Andy (2011-02-07). "Former NHL D-man nearly loses life playing overseas". TrueHockey.com. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
- "St. Charles Chill Introduce Jamie Rivers as Head Coach". CentralHockeyLeague.com. Central Hockey League. September 17, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012.