Justin Vaive

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Justin Vaive
Born (1989-07-08) July 8, 1989 (age 28)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg; 17 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Cincinnati Cyclones
San Antonio Rampage
Hartford Wolf Pack
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Rochester Americans
NHL Draft 92nd overall, 2007
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2011–present

Justin Vaive (born July 8, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL. His father is the retired National Hockey League All-Star right-winger Rick Vaive.[1] Vaive was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the 4th round (92nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Vaive attended Ohio's Miami University, where he played four seasons (2007–2011) of NCAA college hockey with the Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team.

On August 24, 2011, the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League signed Vaive to an AHL contract. (AHL).[2]

On July 24, 2014, Vaive re-signed to a one-year ECHL contract with the Greenville Road Warriors.[3] Prior to the 2014–15 season on September 3, he was signed to return with Road Warriors AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on a one-year deal.[4]

On July 2, 2015, Vaive agreed to his first NHL contract as a free agent, signing a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders.[5] Vaive was unable to claim a roster spot with the Islanders and was reassigned to AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the duration of the 2015–16 season.

With his rights not retained by the Islanders, Vaive went un-signed over the summer as a free agent before agreeing to return to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL on October 14, 2016.[6] After appearing in the season opener, he accepted a professional try-out offer to return to the AHL with the Rochester Americans the following day.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Milton Icehawks OPJHL 1 1 0 1 0
2005–06 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 24 4 8 12 34
2006–07 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 15 4 1 5 22
2007–08 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 41 3 7 10 65
2008–09 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 37 6 6 12 44
2009–10 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 43 5 3 8 51
2010–11 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 39 9 7 16 48
2011–12 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 40 6 12 18 65
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 15 0 0 0 10
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 41 2 2 4 38
2012–13 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 6 2 2 4 10 15 1 2 3 21
2013–14 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 13 10 8 18 20 13 6 5 11 14
2013–14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 27 1 4 5 31
2014–15 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 62 14 18 32 94 8 0 1 1 10
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 63 11 6 17 79
2016–17 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 66 3 6 9 90
AHL totals 274 31 36 67 342 8 0 1 1 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 4 4 6
2007 United States WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 3 3 6 2
Junior totals 13 3 7 10 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hockey a family tradition for Miami's Vaive | www.journal-news.com
  2. ^ "Rampage Sign Justin Vaive to AHL Contract". OurSportsCentral.com. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Justin Vaive returns to the Road Warriors". Greenville Road Warriors. 2014-07-24. Archived from the original on 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Justin Vaive signs AHL deal with Wolf Pack". Hartford Wolf Pack. 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-09-03. 
  5. ^ "Islanders sign six to two-way deals". New York Islanders. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  6. ^ "Cyclones unveil season opening roster". Cincinnati Cyclones. 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  7. ^ "Amerks sign Justin Vaive to PTO". Rochester Americans. 2016-10-15. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 

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