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Rick Vaive Toronto Maple Leafs Authentic Jersey
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Rick Vaive Toronto Maple Leafs Authentic Jersey
Lot #748
This blue hockey jersey was manufactured by CCM. The Vancouver Canucks selected Vaive with the 5th overall pick in the 1979 NHL entry draft. Vaive played a lone season with the WHA’s Birmingham Bulls and led the league in PIMS with 248! Rick began his NHL career with Vancouver in 1979-80, a city he played in for a total of 47 games before being dealt in a blockbuster deal to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Tiger Williams. Vaive played for parts of 8 seasons with the Leafs, where he became one of the most prolific scorers in franchise history. Rick joined the Chicago Blackhawks for the 1987-88 season and spent parts of two years with the Hawks before joining the Buffalo Sabres in December of 1988. Following parts of 4 seasons with the Sabres, Vaive called it quits on a 13-year NHL career.

Vaive was an instant hit in Toronto. When team Captain Darryl Sittler stepped down from that role following the 1980-81 season, Rick stepped up and assumed the role of leadership in only his 2nd NHL season! He held the role of Team Captain for 5 years. In Vaive’s first season as Captain with the Leafs, he joined the 50-goal club with a 54-goal outburst. The next two years also saw Vaive net better than 50 goals and a new Leafs hero had been born. Rick is one of the Maple Leafs all-time leading goal scorers sitting alongside the likes of Sittler and Keon. Vaive also played with a nasty edge to his game racking up 229 PIMS in his first full season in Toronto. In 876 career NHL games, Rick scored 441 goals and amassed 1445 PIMS. He was a 3-time NHL All Star.

This blue Maple Leafs jersey, size 48, has the player name “Vaive” on the back. The player number “22” is on both sleeves and the back. The captain’s “C” sits on the left breast.