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1985 NHL DRAFT PICK
Yvon Corriveau
Selected in first round
No. 19 overall by Washington Capitals

Born February 8, 1967
Position: Left Wing
Height: 6-1   Weight: 195
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Toronto (OHL)                                 
Birthplace: Welland, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Welland, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1983-84 WellandJr. B 3616 2137 51
1984-85 TorontoOHL 5923 2851 65

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Ranked by NHL Central Scouting Bureau as No. 15 overall prospect for the 1985 NHL draft. ... Was Toronto's first-round pick, No. 13 overall, in 1984 OHL priority selection. ... Missed part of 1984-85 season with shoulder injury, suffered in March 1985.
NHL CAREER
Debut: April 5, 1986 (N.Y. Rangers at Washington)
Numbers:  26 (Washington); 20, 11 (Hartford); 21, 11 (San Jose)
Stanley Cup: Never won.  Playing Status: Retired 2005
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1986-1994 Wash., Hartford, S.J.280 4840 88310
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeams GPG ATP PIM
1986-1992 Washington, Hartford29 57 1250

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Joined Washington for balance of 1985-86 season and entire 1986 playoffs after his Toronto team was eliminated from OHL playoffs in early April 1986. ... Missed part of 1988-89 season with charley horse, suffered in Washington's Oct. 28, 1988, game at Calgary. He did not return to action until Washington's Nov. 15, 1988, game vs. Minnesota. ... Missed part of 1990-91 season with bruised foot, an injury suffered in Hartford's Oct. 8, 1990, game at Montreal. He did not return to action until Hartford's Oct. 16, 1990, game at Quebec. ... Wore No. 9 in Washington's 1992 training camp. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with back spasms, an injury suffered in San Jose's Oct. 26, 1992, game at St. Louis. He did not return until San Jose's Nov. 21, 1992, game vs. Chicago. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with re-aggravation of back injury, suffered during San Jose's Nov. 21, 1992, game vs. Chicago. He did not return until San Jose's Dec. 30, 1992, game vs. Philadelphia. ... Sent by San Jose to Hartford on Jan. 21, 1993, to complete an Oct. 7, 1992, trade in which Hartford traded Michel Picard to San Jose for future considerations. At the time of the Picard deal, the teams agreed Corriveau would complete the trade, but under NHL rules, he had to play 20 games with San Jose before  joining Hartford because the Sharks took him in the waiver draft. Due to injury problems, he did not reach his 20th game until Jan. 21, 1993.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Toronto (OHL); Binghamton (AHL); Springfield (AHL); Minnesota, Detroit (IHL); Berlin Polar Bears, Berlin Capitals, Berlin Prussians (Germany)
World Junior Championships: 1987 (team disqualified)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL Calder Cup:
1991 (Springfield)
IHL Turner Cup: 1997 (Detroit)
AHL Playoffs Goals Leader: 1991 (Springfield) (10 goals, tie)
1996-97: Played on IHL regular-season champion (Detroit).
Miscellaneous: Played on Canadian team that was disqualified from 1987 World Junior Championships for participating in a bench-clearing brawl during its Jan. 4, 1987, game vs. Soviet Union. ... Played on Washington team that held 1989 training camp in Sweden before joining Calgary for 1989 NHL Friendship Tour in Soviet Union. The Capitals faced four Soviet teams on the tour. ... Scored two goals and had three assists in Springfield's March 10, 1991, AHL game at Maine. ... Coached youth baseball team in his hometown of Welland, Ontario, during off-seasons of his playing days. ... Returned to Hartford area after his retirement and worked as a youth hockey coach.
Falsely Accused: Corriveau spent 18 days in a Swedish jail prior to the 2003-04 season after a 20-year-old Swedish woman accused Corriveau and Berlin Polar Bears teammate Brad Bergen of raping her in Tyringe, Sweden on Aug. 23, 2003. Bergen and Corriveau were both adamant that these accusations were false, but local authorities jailed them as they pondered charges. The situation came as a shock to all who knew Corriveau, including his wife, who flew from Canada to Sweden to show support for her husband. In the end, Corriveau and Bergen were entirely vindicated. No charges were ever filed and both were released from jail on Sept. 10, 2003. There was evidence that the woman had visited both men in their hotel room on Aug. 22, 2003-- while both players were in Sweden for training camp--but investigators found no evidence of any forced sexual encounter. The woman herself dropped the charges at around the time the players were released.
Personal: Full name is Yvon Rene Corriveau. ... Older brother of former minor-leaguer Rick Corriveau.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE/WAIVER DRAFT: Washington traded Corriveau to Hartford for Mike Liut on March 6, 1990. Just over two years later, Washington got Corriveau back when Hartford sent him to the Capitals to complete the future considerations portion of an earlier trade in which Hartford sent Mark Hunter and future considerations to Washington in exchange for Nick Kypreos. The Kypreos trade took place on June 15, 1992, and Corriveau was sent to Washington on August 20, 1992. Just over one month later, Washington lost Corriveau a second time when the Caps left him unprotected for the 1992 NHL Waiver Draft and he was claimed by San Jose on October 4, 1992.
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