Claude Vilgrain

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Claude Vilgrain
Born March 1, 1963 (1963-03-01) (age 54)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Played for Vancouver Canucks
New Jersey Devils
Philadelphia Flyers
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 107th overall, 1982
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1988–2002

Claude Vilgrain (born April 17, 1979) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger. He played a total of 89 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). Vilgrain was born in Haiti. He is the first Haitian-born player in NHL history.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Before playing in the NHL, Vilgrain played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Laval Voisins. He also played hockey at the Université de Moncton for three years.

He was drafted with the 107th overall pick by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He never played a game for the Red Wings. He signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks in June 1987.[2] He played six games with them, scoring one goal and making one assist. In March 1989, the Canucks traded Vilgrain to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Tim Lenardon.[2] During his time with the Devils, he played 81 games and made 20 goals and 31 assists. The Philadelphia Flyers signed him to a contract in 1993.[3] He only played 2 games with them. He retired in 2002.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Earthquake hits home for Vilgrain". New Jersey Devils. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "History Of Canucks Trades And Signings: 1970 - Present". Nucks Misconduct. SB Nation. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  3. "Capitals Sign Dave Poulin; Flyers Get Claude Vilgrain". Philly.com. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 

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