Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Emanuel Viveiros
Defenseman Emanuel Viveiros was a multi-time All-Star during his Junior career with the Prince Albert Raiders because of his soft hands and ability to create offense. Though drafted by the Edmonton Oilers he became Minnesota North Star property following a five-player trade on December 20th 1985. In 1985-96 Viveiros was a First Team All-Star, played for Canada at the World Junior Championships and made his NHL debut.

Viveiros played four games for the North Stars and chipped in one assist. The following year, his first full season as a pro, he played 76 games with the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League and returned to Minnesota for one match in which he again registered and assist. His third campaign saw him get his first long look at the NHL level and Viveiros responded by scoring a goal and adding 9 assists in his 24 games in Minnesota.

The rest of that season and all of the next one Viveriros provided offense from the blueline for the Kalamazoo Wings of the International loop. In 1989 Viveiros played in Germany but he was back on North American ice the following year. When he failed to attract any attention from another NHL club, Viveiros went back to Europe, this time for good.

In 1991 Viveiros signed on to play in Austria for his first of five seasons there then jumped to the German League in 1996. In 1999 the journeyman took his skills to the Alpen League to play in Vienna then returned to Austria the following campaign to finish his career.

Viverios was among a handful of players that was lobbying the International Ice Hockey Federation for permission to play for a country other than his own in the Salt Lake City Olympic Games in 2002. Viverios, who participated in a sanctioned IIHF event as a teenager when he played in the World Juniors wanted to represent Austria at the Olympics. However, the IIHF restricts players from playing for multiple countries.

In the spring of 2005, Viverios went on to represent Austria at the World Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 St. Albert Saints AMHL
1981-82 St. Albert Saints AJHL 10 1 1 2 2
1982-83 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 59 6 26 32 55
1983-84 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 67 15 94 109 48 2 0 3 3 6
1984-85 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 68 17 71 88 94 13 2 9 11 14
1984-85 Prince Albert Raiders M-Cup 5 2 6 8 4
1985-86 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 57 22 70 92 30 20 4 24 28 4
1985-86 Canada WJC-A 7 1 1 2 2
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 4 0 1 1 0 +2
1986-87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 1 1 0 0
1986-87 Springfield Indians AHL 76 7 35 42 38
1987-88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 24 1 9 10 6 -5
1987-88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 57 15 48 63 41 7 1 8 9 0
1988-89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 54 11 29 40 37
1989-90 ESV Kaufbeuren W.Ger-2 8 2 7 9 8
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 14 3 7 10 6
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 48 2 22 24 29 7 0 2 2 4
1991-92 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 20 5 16 21 8
1991-92 EC VSV Villach Austria 26 4 31 35
1992-93 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 29 8 20 28 12
1992-93 EC VSV Villach Austria 25 5 17 22
1993-94 EC Villacher SV Alpenliga 28 7 27 34 20
1993-94 EC VSV Villach Austria 23 4 23 27
1994-95 EC Villacher SV Euroliga 10 2 5 7 0
1994-95 EC VSV Villach Austria 13 2 11 13 18 12 5 11 16 51
1995-96 EHC Lustenau Alpenliga 8 3 9 12 4
1995-96 EHC Lustenau Austria 33 10 23 33 36
1996-97 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 44 8 16 24 34 5 0 2 2 31
1997-98 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 51 5 11 16 36
1998-99 EC Graz Alpenliga 2 0 1 1 0
1998-99 SSI Vipiteno Alpenliga 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2
1998-99 SSI Vipiteno Italy 22 3 12 15 26 3 1 0 1 12
1999-00 Wiener EV IEHL 27 7 6 13 16
1999-00 Vienna EV Austria 11 4 4 8 12
2000-01 Klagenfurter AC Austria 49 21 40 61 54
2001-02 Klagenfurter AC Austria 17 4 8 12 16 11 2 4 6 6
2002-03 Klagenfurter AC Austria 47 13 20 33 65
2003-04 Klagenfurter AC Austria 37 5 31 36 26 5 0 1 1 10
2004-05 Klagenfurter AC Austria 37 8 16 24 34 10 1 8 9 8
2004-05 Austria Oly-Q 3 0 0 0 4 +2
2004-05 Austria WC-A 5 0 2 2 4 -3
2005-06 Klagenfurter AC Austria 36 7 18 25 26
2006-07 Klagenfurter AC Austria 7 1 5 6 14
NHL Totals 29 1 11 12 6


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1985)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1986)
WHL East Player of the Year (1986)
Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton with Marc Habscheid and Don Barber for Gord Sherven and Don Biggs, December 20, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, February 9, 1990.
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