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Vincent Riendeau
Vincent Riendeau
Goaltender
Number: 37
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 185
Catches: Left
Born: Apr 20, 1966
Birthplace: St. Hyacinthe, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by St. Louis for Rick Zombo on October 18, 1991.
Vincent Riendeau played his junior hockey with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL where he was selected as a Second-Team All-Star in 1986. And before the season had ended, he had already signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens.

He turned pro in 1986-87 with the Sherbrooke Canadiens where he won the Hap Holmes Trophy for allowing the fewest goals-against in the AHL. The following year, he appeared in one game with Montreal before returning to Sherbrooke where he again won the Holmes Trophy in partnership with Jocelyn Perreault.

During the off-season, the Canadiens determined that Riendeau was expendable and, as such, traded him to St. Louis. With the Blues, the rookie backstopper was pumped sky high for his debut. The first game was on the road in Hartford. His parents made the drive down from Quebec to watch their son's opening night. Their joy was dashed, however, as teammate Dave Lowry hit Riendeau's shoulder with a hard shot during the pre-game warm-up, putting the goalkeeper out of action for the night.

In his next, outing, he took a shot in the throat off the stick of defenseman Charlie Huddy. Riendeau joked that, henceforth, he was going to look for a safer line of work. He did, however, finally get his NHL career off the ground, picking up steady work with the Blues for the three seasons that followed. His best campaign came in 1990-91 when he posted 29 wins, nine losses and six ties.

But the following year, Curtis Joseph took command of the Blues' crease making Riendeau expendable. He was traded to the Detroit Red Wings where he served as a backup for parts of three seasons, although he never really caught on with the club. He then jumped to the Boston Bruins for a brief spell and then headed to the minors where he has since seen action in Providence, Manitoba, Anchorage, Germany, and Scotland.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59