Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Yvon Corriveau
Yvon Corriveau was selected 19th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft following his rookie season with the Toronto Marlboros of the OHL. That year, Corriveau registered 23 goals and 51 points in 59 games. The following year, he scored 54 goals and 90 points in 59 games while also playing his first two NHL games with the Caps. In 1986-87, Corriveau dressed for 17 games with Washington and scoring his first goal and assist.

In 1987-88, he got his first prolonged stint with the Capitals, suiting up for 44 games, scoring ten goals and 19 points. After a couple more seasons of bouncing between the Caps and the minors, the club essentially gave up on his further development. Late in the 1989-90 season, he was dealt to the Hartford Whalers for goaltender Mike Liut. Whalers' general manager Eddie Johnston thought he could turn Corriveau into a 25-goal scorer, but his tenure in Hartford produced no tangible improvements. It was apparent that any confidence Corriveau may have had was long gone. He was once quoted as saying bouncing between the NHL and the minors had taken its toll on him. He noted that it was tough to get called back up to the big leagues, only to get two or three shifts a game, or to sit in the press box time and time again.

Following a brief 20-game stop with the San Jose Sharks in 1992-93, Corriveau was back with the Whalers, which turned out to be his final NHL stop. He spent the next four years in the IHL, two with the Minnesota Moose, and two with the Detroit Vipers, but he was never again able to generate any interest from other NHL clubs.

By the age of 30, Corriveau opted to pack his bags and play in the German Elite League. As of the start of the 2001-02 season, he was entering his firth year with Berlin of the DEL. Corriveau played in 280 NHL games, scoring 48 goals and 88 points over a disjointed nine-year career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Welland Cougars ON-Jr.B 36 16 21 37 51
1984-85 Toronto Marlboros OHL 59 23 28 51 65 3 0 0 0 5
1985-86 Toronto Marlboros OHL 59 54 36 90 75 4 1 1 2 0
1985-86 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1 4 0 3 3 2
1986-87 Toronto Marlboros OHL 23 14 19 33 23
1986-87 Washington Capitals NHL 17 1 1 2 24 -4
1986-87 Canada WJC-A 6 2 1 3 4
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 7 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 1 0
1987-88 Washington Capitals NHL 44 10 9 19 84 +17 13 1 2 3 30
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 35 15 14 29 64
1988-89 Washington Capitals NHL 33 3 2 5 62 0 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 33 16 23 39 65
1989-90 Washington Capitals Fr-Tour 3 1 2 3 4
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 50 9 6 15 50 -1
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 13 4 1 5 22 +3 4 1 0 1 0
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 23 1 1 2 18 -8
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 44 17 25 42 10 18 10 6 16 31
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 38 12 8 20 36 +5 7 3 2 5 18
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 39 26 15 41 40
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 3 7 10 0 -7
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 37 5 5 10 14 -13
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Springfield Indians AHL 71 42 39 81 53 6 7 3 10 20
1994-95 Minnesota Moose IHL 62 18 24 42 26 3 1 1 2 0
1995-96 Minnesota Moose IHL 60 21 22 43 40
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 14 5 6 11 12 4 0 1 1 6
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 52 9 9 18 85 21 2 1 3 34
1997-98 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 47 12 14 26 58 9 1 0 1 30
1998-99 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 49 16 13 29 157 8 4 1 5 24
1998-99 EHC Eisbaren Berlin EuroHL 5 3 3 6 12
1999-00 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 63 17 16 33 125
2000-01 Berlin Capitals Germany 48 15 14 29 208 4 0 1 1 30
2001-02 Berlin Capitals Germany 54 25 17 42 90
2002-03 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 47 16 26 42 46 9 1 2 3 12
2003-04 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 42 6 9 15 112 11 1 6 7 34
NHL Totals 280 48 40 88 310 29 5 7 12 50


Traded to Hartford by Washington for Mike Liut, March 6, 1990. Traded to Washington by Hartford to complete June 15, 1992 deal in which Mark Hunter and future considerations were traded to Washington for Nick Kypreos, August 20, 1992. Claimed by San Jose from Washington in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1992. Traded to Hartford by San Jose to complete October 9, 1992 trade in which Michel Picard was traded to San Jose for future considerations, January 21, 1993.