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Rick Vaive

Born: May 14, 1959Draft:1979 Canucks 5th Overall
Hometown:Ottawa, OntarioPosition:Right Wing
Known For:First 50-Goal Scorer in Maple Leafs History Shoots/Catches:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Retired

Richard Claude “Rick” Vaive (born May 14, 1959) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played in the final season of the World Hockey Association (WHA), before playing the majority of his career in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979 to 1992. He was the first 50-goal scorer in Toronto Maple Leafs history.

Rick Vaive #22 of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Rick Vaive, Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Staff History

  • ECHL, South Carolina Stingrays, Head Coach (1993, 1998)
  • MLH, Dundas Real McCoys, Head Coach (2004-2005)


  • First Toronto Maple Leafs 50-Goal Scorer (1981-1982)
  • Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame (2000)