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Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Atlanta Flames
Calgary Flames
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality CAN
Born September 16 1953 (1953-09-16) (age 56),
Timmins, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 21st overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 29th overall, 1973
Quebec Nordiques
Pro Career 19731982

Eric "Freight Train" Vail (born September 16, 1953 in Timmins, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional player. He played nine seasons in the National Hockey League, mostly with the Atlanta Flames/Calgary Flames organization, and then later in his last season (1981–82) he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings.

Vail was drafted 21st overall by the Atlanta Flames in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft. He played 591 career NHL games, scoring 216 goals and 260 assists for 476 points. He was the Calder Trophy winner for 1974–75 after scoring 39 goals and 60 points in his rookie season.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970–71 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA 59 18 30 48 76
1971–72 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA 60 25 48 73 122
1972–73 Sudbury Wolves OHA 63 48 57 105 80
1973–74 Omaha Knights CHL 37 10 18 28 54
1973–74 Atlanta Flames NHL 23 2 9 11 30 1 0 0 0 2
1974–75 Atlanta Flames NHL 72 39 21 60 46
1975–76 Atlanta Flames NHL 60 16 31 47 34 2 0 0 0 0
1976–77 Atlanta Flames NHL 78 32 39 71 22 3 1 3 4 0
1977–78 Atlanta Flames NHL 79 22 36 58 16 2 1 1 2 0
1978–79 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 35 48 83 53 2 0 1 1 2
1979–80 Atlanta Flames NHL 77 28 25 53 22 4 3 1 4 2
1980–81 Calgary Flames NHL 64 28 36 64 23 6 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 3 0 3 3 0
1981–82 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 10 3 4 7 0
1981–82 Calgary Flames NHL 6 4 1 5 0
1981–82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 52 10 14 24 35
1982–83 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 74 20 29 49 33 5 1 1 2 0
NHL totals 591 216 260 476 281 20 5 6 11 6

External links

  • Eric Vail's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Denis Potvin
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1975
Succeeded by
Bryan Trottier
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