ATD8/ML8/AAA8 The Undrafted Players Thread (arguably Top 1000 All Time)
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03-14-2008, 10:18 PM
for the remainder...
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Here is a defenseman, a 6'2 210-lbs defensive-first good first pass, conservative smart decision maker who has been a hard-working favourite of some of us - on an otherwise shaky Habs blueline - for nearly a decade, a solid shot-blocking, positionally sound #5/#6 in an all-time context, toward the latter half of the best 1000 of all time on a minor league drafted club perhaps, or a utility depth pick
192 points in 738 NHL games with 902 PIM
... a true team player, concerned only with his club's success. He has also pleased the coaching staff with his stay-at-home, rock-solid defensive play in his own zone accentuated by a rather useful mean streak. After a career high 17 points in 1999-00, Rivet battled injuries the following year and was limited to just 26 games before bettering his offensive totals in 2001-02 and improving on his season high from the 1999-00 season with 25 points.
Rivet entered his ninth season with the Habs in 2002-03 and continued to be one of the team's on-ice leaders. Although the team failed to qualify for the post-season, Rivet's performance throughout the season earned him an invite to the 2003 World Championships.
In 2006-07, after setting a new career high in points with 34 in the 2005-06 season, and twelve seasons with the Canadiens, Rivet was traded to the San Jose Sharks one day prior to the NHL trading deadline.
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