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Craig Rivet

40-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 9/13/1974   BORN: North Bay, Ontario   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #68 Overall in 1992   Show ContractHide Contract

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Claimed off waivers by the Blue Jackets in February 2011.

June 12, 2011  –  Craig Rivet News

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The Blue Jackets have informed Rivet that they won't be re-signing him, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 31 82 7 27 34 -5 109 122 5.7 1 0 5 0 5
2006-07 32 71 7 17 24 1 69 89 7.9 0 0 2 0 2
2007-08 33 74 5 30 35 3 104 105 4.8 0 0 2 0 2
2008-09 34 64 2 22 24 4 125 80 2.5 0 0 20:14 1 9 10 2:22 57 73
2009-10 35 78 1 14 15 -6 100 63 1.6 0 0 18:13 0 6 6 1:58 61 56
2010-11 36 NHL BUF 23 1 2 3 -5 12 20 5.0 0 0 13:02 0 0 0 0:24 19 18
2010-11 36 NHL CLS 14 1 0 1 -7 23 13 7.7 0 0 17:22 0 0 0 1:53 12 18

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Craig Rivet: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

With Jan Hejda suspended for two games, Rivet will step into the Blue Jackets lineup, Columbus Dispatch writer Aaron Portzline reports.

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Rivet, playing in his first game for the Blue Jackets on Friday, scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the Flames.

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The Blue Jackets claimed Rivet off waivers from the Sabres on Saturday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Rivet was placed on re-entry waivers by the Sabres on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports.

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Rivet cleared waivers Thursday, TSN.ca reports.

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Rivet was placed on waivers Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.

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With Tyler Myers healthy for Buffalo, it appears that Rivet will return to being a healthy scratch Saturday night, WGR550.com reports.

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After sitting out as a healthy scratch for the previous 11 games, Rivet returned to the Buffalo lineup Tuesday and had a goal and an assist.

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Rivet will once again be a healthy scratch on Wednesday night, according to The Buffalo News.

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Rivet, who has been a healthy scratch the last several games, will slot back in Friday against the Kings, The Buffalo News reports.

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Rivet (food poisoning) will likely return to the lineup this weekend, according to the Buffalo News.

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Rivet has fully recovered from food poisoning, but will remain sidelined so long as the Sabres continue to play well, according to The Buffalo News.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

There was no outlook written for Craig Rivet.

2010-11

Rivet took a major step backwards last year, posting his worst offensive season since 2003-04. The veteran defender had one goal and 14 assists in 78 games. Rivet will be 36 when the season starts, and is coming off of fairly major offseason shoulder surgery. There are just too many warning signs to risk taking Rivet late in the draft when you would be better off taking a shot on a younger player.

2009-10

With the departure of former teammate Jaroslav Spacek, Rivet is now the Sabres’ top scoring blueliner. The veteran will be seeing a lot of ice time this season and will most likely be the Sabres’ best option for scoring opportunities at the point in man advantage situations. Although his 26 points last season were far from earth shattering, Rivet may be a good well-rounded choice for leagues that take PIMs into consideration.

2008-09

Rivet was traded to Buffalo in July and fills the Sabres' need for a top-six veteran defenseman. Rivet is solid but not spectacular at both ends of the ice. He finished last season with five goals, 30 assists and 104 penalty minutes. Rivet should post similar totals in 2008-09.

2007-08

Rivet posted 24 points (seven goals and 17 assists) in 71 games between the Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks. Playing with the Sharks alone he notched eight points (one goal and seven assists) in 17 games. Had he played at that pace for a full season with the San Jose Sharks he would have registered 39 points. Keep that in mind, when you're drafting defenseman this year.

2006-07

Rivet isn't usually a scorer but saw more time last year with the man advantage due to both an injury to Andrei Markov and an early-season personal leave by Sheldon Souray. Rivet responded with the added PP time by bagging seven goals and adding 27 assists for 34 points in the full 82 game season. Souray could be on the trading block so Rivet is worth knowing in most leagues.

2005-06

Rivet is one of the leaders on this team and a force on the ice. His veteran presence and his physical style will be heavily relied on for all situations. He’s not a point producer, he’s more of a stay-at-home defenseman. But, Montreal needs him to be healthy in order to have a solid year, he’s an integral part of this team- on and off the ice.