Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pierre Rioux
Pierre Rioux was born February 1, 1962 in Quebec, Quebec. A former player with the Ste-Foy Gouverneurs of the Quebec Amateur Athletic Association, Rioux joined the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 1979-80 where he spent three seasons before making his NHL debut during the 1982-83 season.

After seasons of 74 and 130 points, Pierre Rioux returned to Shawinigan for his third season of junior hockey where he was a QMJHL First Team All-Star and a member of Canada's gold medal winning team at the 1982 World Junior Championships.

In the summer of 1982, the Calgary Flames signed Pierre Rioux as a free agent. Although he spent the majority of the 1982-83 season with the Colorado Flames of the Central Hockey League, Rioux played well enough to earn a call up to Calgary, playing in 14 games with the Flames.

Rioux was a CHL Second Team All-Star in 1984 after an 83-point season in Colorado with the Flames. The 1984-85 season saw Rioux join the Moncton Golden Flames of the American Hockey League, where he led his team in scoring and was AHL First Team All-Star.

After only eleven games into the 1985-86 AHL season split between Moncton and the Binghamton Whalers, Pierre Rioux headed to Switzerland before ending up in Germany for the 1987-88 season where he finished the season with 145 points.

Pierre Rioux found himself in Finland in 1986-87, before he decided to return to Germany for the next 12 years. Rioux played for seven teams while in Germany, before returning to North America in 2000-01 to play for the St.-Georges-de-Beauce Garaga in the Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League.

In 14 career NHL games, Pierre Rioux accounted for one goal and two assists for three career points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 39 22 27 49 31 1 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 39 38 59 97 28 8 4 7 11 16
1979-80 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 70 27 47 74 24 7 2 2 4 4
1980-81 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 65 43 57 100 49 5 2 3 5 6
1981-82 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 57 66 86 152 50 14 15 26 41 8
1981-82 Canada WJC-A 7 3 3 6 4
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 14 1 2 3 4 -3
1982-83 Colorado Flames CHL 59 26 36 62 18
1983-84 Colorado Flames CHL 65 37 46 83 22 6 2 7 9 4
1984-85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 69 25 66 91 14
1985-86 EV Zug Swiss-2
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 5 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 6 0 2 2 0
1986-87 Krefelder EV W.Ger-2 46 72 73 145 50 13 23 31 54 9
1987-88 KalPa Kuopio Finland 41 21 20 41 44
1988-89 EC Ratingen W.Ger-2 33 29 46 75 21 12 7 18 25 15
1989-90 SV Bayreuth W.Ger-2 36 57 51 108 8 18 24 27 51 8
1990-91 SV Bayreuth German-2 50 57 71 128 78
1991-92 SV Bayreuth German-2 29 22 42 64 22 14 7 16 23 2
1992-93 SV Bayreuth German-2 45 41 52 93 14
1993-94 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 42 12 24 36 8
1994-95 Dusseldorfer EG Germany 43 17 37 54 8 10 1 10 11 6
1995-96 Heilbronner EC German-2 46 43 69 112 34 9 5 9 14 4
1995-96 Augsburger Panther Germany 1 1 1 2 0
1996-97 Heilbronner EC German-2 21 13 25 38 4
1996-97 Augsburger Panther Germany 27 14 16 30 2 4 3 1 4 0
1997-98 Augsburger Panther Germany 50 22 28 50 4
1998-99 Augsburger Panther Germany 49 18 23 41 6 5 4 2 6 0
1999-00 Kassel Huskies Germany 24 3 10 13 4 8 0 3 3 4
2000-01 St-Georges Garaga QSPHL 12 5 7 12 2
NHL Totals 14 1 2 3 4


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1982)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
AHL First All-Star Team (1985)
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 24, 1982.