|Yvon Jean Vautour
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
|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