Yvon Jean Vautour
Right Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 9.10.56 Saint John, New Brunswick
How he arrived: Claimed from the New York Islanders in the Waiver Draft, 10.8.80
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Quebec Nordiques, 10.18.84
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1980-81
COL
74
15
19
34
-20
143
97
3
3
6
0
0
0
0
1981-82
COL
14
1
2
3
-6
18
21
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1982-83
NJ
52
4
7
11
-19
136
54
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1983-84
NJ
42
3
4
7
-18
78
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Team Career
Totals
COL
88
16
21
37
-26
161
118
4
3
7
0
0
0
0
Team Career
Totals
NJ
94
7
11
18
-37
214
98
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
182
23
32
55
-63
375
216
4
4
8
0
0
0
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Vautour was a capable offensive player that was at his best in the physical game. He was never able to crack the
Islanders' lineup, however (And understandably so.), so he got his first chance at fulltime NHL play when he came
to the Rockies. And he made a solid contribution offensively.

With his style comes a risk. Yeah, I'm talking about injuries. The biggest setback came early in the 81-82 season when
he separated a shoulder while fighting Jim Pavese of St. Louis. That, along with subsequent surgery, would wash out the
rest of the season for him.

He hadn't been the same since. After the move, Vautour had been up and down between New Jersey and the AHL. It
was the same story when he was with the Nordiques. He would retire after the 84-85 season.

He attempted a comeback in his hometown and was a player-coach for the NB Senior League's Schooners and the Vitos
for a total of 3 years before retiring from playing for good to coach the Vitos for one more season.

He would join the AHL Saint John Flames' coaching staff in 2001, and remained there till 2003.
Entry Draft: 1976 Sixth Round Pick (104th overall) by the
New York Islanders