Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Yves Racine
As a junior, Yves Racine played hockey like a blue-chip NHL prospect. Skating for the Longeuil Chevaliers and the Victoriaville Tigers of the QMJHL from 1986 to 1989, the young blueliner remained consistently on the offensive warpath, particularly as a playmaker.

But at the professional level, he found it difficult to land a consistent post with one team. He started out with the Detroit Red Wings' organization in 1989-90. He split his first two campaigns between the Motor City and Adirondack of the AHL. Then, he finally got his most stable stretch of NHL duty, playing two full years on the Wings' blueline. His offensive production was fairly solid for a young rearguard, but nonetheless, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in1993 -- a move that set his nomadic trend in motion.

Over the five seasons that followed, Racine served as a spot-duty, utility defender for the Flyers, Canadiens, Sharks, Flames, and Lightning. He left the NHL for good after the 1997-98 campaign in Tampa Bay.

Since then, he has established a second career for himself in Europe where he represented Jokerit in Finland and most recently, Mannheim in Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 26 3 6 9 12 9 0 1 1 2
1985-86 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 42 4 38 42 66 7 0 7 7 4
1985-86 North Bay Hoppers NOHA 1 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 70 7 43 50 50 20 3 11 14 14
1986-87 Longueuil Chevaliers M-Cup 5 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 69 10 84 94 150 5 0 0 0 13
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 9 4 2 6 2
1988-89 Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL 63 23 85 108 95 16 3 30 33 41
1988-89 Canada WJC-A 7 0 0 0 6
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 2 1 1 2 0
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 28 4 9 13 23 -3
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 46 8 27 35 31
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 7 40 47 33 +1 7 2 0 2 0
1990-91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 16 3 9 12 10
1990-91 Canada WEC-A 4 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 2 22 24 94 -6 11 2 1 3 10
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 9 31 40 80 +10 7 1 3 4 27
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 9 43 52 48 -11
1993-94 Canada WC-A 8 1 2 3 8
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 4 7 11 42 -1
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 25 0 3 3 26 -7
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 32 1 16 17 28 -3
1996-97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 4 0 1 1 2
1996-97 Quebec Rafales IHL 6 0 4 4 4
1996-97 Calgary Flames NHL 46 1 15 16 24 +4
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 60 0 8 8 41 -23
1998-99 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 52 8 18 26 108 3 1 0 1 6
1998-99 Jokerit Helsinki EuroHL 6 1 0 1 18 2 1 1 2 6
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 54 5 21 26 90 5 0 1 1 43
1999-00 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 6 0 1 1 8
2000-01 Adler Mannheim Germany 52 4 29 33 98 11 0 7 7 40
2001-02 Adler Mannheim Germany 48 3 31 34 124 12 2 2 4 10
2002-03 Adler Mannheim Germany 47 2 18 20 90 8 1 5 6 16
2003-04 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 33 2 10 12 24 8 1 1 2 39
2004-05 Thetford Mines Prolab QNAHL 47 2 42 43 36
2005-06 Thetford Mines Prolab QNAHL 40 1 31 32 69
NHL Totals 508 37 194 231 439 25 5 4 9 37


QMJHL First-All Star Team (1988, 1989) Traded to Philadelphia by Detroit with Detroit's 4th round pick (Sebastien Vallee) in 1994 NHL Draft for Terry Carkner, October 5, 1993. Traded to Montreal by Philadelphia for Kevin Haller, June 29, 1994. Claimed on waivers by San Jose from Montreal, January 23, 1996. Traded to Calgary by San Jose for cash, December 17, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 16, 1997.
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