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|1984 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 106 overall by Edmonton Oilers
January 8, 1966
Height: 5-11 Weight: 160
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Prince Albert (WHL)
St. Albert, Alberta (Canada)
Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta
||St. Albert||Alb. AAA
| Debut: January 25, 1986 (Washington at
Numbers: 18, 32 (Minnesota)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Signed with Hartford as an unrestricted free agent on Feb.
9, 1990, but never played for parent team.
Prince Albert (WHL); Springfield (AHL); Kalamazoo (IHL); Kaufbeuren
(Germany); Albany (IHL); Villach, Lustenau (Austria); Schwenningen
(Germany); Graz (Austria); Vipiteno (Italy); Vienna, Klagenfurt (Austria)|
World Championships: 2005 (Austria)
World Junior Championships: 1986 (silver
AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL Calder Cup:
Memorial Cup: 1985
1992, 1993 (Villach), 2001, 2004 (Klagenfurt)
Molson/Cooper WHL Player of Year: 1985-86 (Prince
WHL East MVP: 1985-86 (Prince Albert)
WHL East Top
Defenseman: 1985-86 (Prince Albert)
All-Star First Team: 1985-86 (Prince Albert)
WHL East All-Star
Second Team: 1984-85 (Prince Albert)
remainder of 1989-90 season with separated right shoulder, an injury
suffered playing for Kaufbeuren (Germany) in January 1990. While he was out
with the injury, he came back to North America to sign with Hartford on Feb.
9, 1990. The Whalers then assigned to Binghamton (AHL). ... Played on 1990-91
Albany (IHL) team that folded on Feb. 15, 1991, but had already left team
prior to its ultimate demise. ... Left North America for good after 1990-91
season to play rest of his career in Europe. ... Gained Austrian citizenship
in 1998, enabling him to play exhibition games for Team Austria in 1998-99.
... Failed in his effort to convince IIHF that he should be eligible to play
for Austria the 1999 World Championships or the 2002 Olympics at Salt Lake
City. The IIHF ruled that Viveiros, who was on the Austrian pre-Olympic
roster, did not qualify to play for another country in a major IIHF
tournament because he had previously been in a major IIHF-sanctioned
tournament (the World Junior Championships) with Canada 16 years earlier.
However, that ban was lifted in December 2003 after the IIHF changed its
rules on eligibility to allow players who have played at least four
consecutive years in the country in which they are trying to claim
citizenship. ... Missed chance to play for Austria at 2004 World
Championships due to groin injury. ... Played for Austria in February 2005 Olympic
qualifying tournament, but team came up short of qualifying for 2006
Olympics, losing title game to Kazakhstan. ... Missed remainder of 2005
World Championships with ligament damage and torn meniscus in knee, an
injury suffered during Austria's May 8, 2005, game vs. Denmark. ...
Announced plans to retire at the end of the 2005-06 season.
Known as Manny Viveiros during playing days in Europe..
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Edmonton traded Viveiros, Marc Habscheid and Don Barber to Minnesota in
exchange for Gord Sherven and Don Biggs on December 20, 1985.||
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