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Jamie Rivers
Jamie Rivers
Defenseman
Number: 4
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 16, 1975
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on July 29, 2003.
Drafted: STL / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (63rd overall)
At the start of his junior career, Jamie Rivers won a gold medal in the provincial under-17 World Hockey Challenge held in Sudbury in 1992. The championship marked the beginning of a very successful amateur run with the Sudbury Wolves of the OHA. Rivers attributes at least some of his good fortune to his older brother, Shawn, who, having played four games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, was able to offer his kid brother some guidance.

By the time the younger Rivers was ripe for the NHL Draft in 1993, the smooth-skating blueliner was rated to go in the first round. The wait, however, proved a little longer. The St. Louis Blues took him in the second round.

During his first two campaigns in the Blues' organization, Rivers spent most of his time improving his skills with the Worcester Ice Cats of the AHL. In 1997-98, however, he got his first full-time run at the NHL level. As a rookie, Rivers didn't try anything fancy. He focused on a conservative defensive game as the foundation of his value to the team.

In 1999, he was traded to the New York Islanders where he continued to play a stay-at-home game for one season. He then opened the 2000-01 campaign with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the IHL where he played only a couple of games before joining the Ottawa Senators for the bulk of the season. After parts of two seasons with the Senators organization, Rivers was acquired by the Boston Bruins in the early stages of the 2001-02 season.

Upon the completion of the 2001-02 season, Rivers became a member of the Florida Panthers. In his only season with the team, the Ottawa, Ontario native spent the majority of the year with its AHL affiliate in San Antonio before being acquired by the Detroit Red Wings in the summer of 2003.

After parts of three seasons with the Red Wing organization, Rivers was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes at the 2006 NHL trading deadline. Rivers would end his season with the Coyotes and compete in 18 games with the club. He then signed as a free agent with his former club, the St. Louis Blues, in the summer of 2006. Rivers split his time in St. Louis between the Blues and their AHL affiliate in Peoria. The Ottawa, Ontario native spent only a single season in St. Louis, and signed with the Montreal Canadiens in the summer of 2007.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80