Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Richard Sevigny
Richard Sevigny played for five different minor teams in five seasons before making the jump to the NHL. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1977 Amateur Draft that would see other goalies such as Greg Millen and Pete Peters selected.

He began the 1979-80 season with the Habs but spent the majority of the season with their minor league team the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, where he led the AHL in shutouts. In his first full season in Montreal, Sevigny posted 20 wins in 33 games and led the NHL in goals against average with 2.40. At season's end, he was awarded the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender, an award he shared with his fellow teammates Denis Herron and Michel Larocque (this was the first and only time that three goalies have shared this award).

Sevigny had a winning record in two of the next three seasons and then surprisingly was not offered a contract by Canadiens management, allowing him to become a free agent. He was quickly pursued by Hartford Whalers, L..A.. Kings, and Quebec Nordiques. The Habs' bitter rival, the Nordiques, won out as Sevigny signed a four-year deal with them. He spent the next three seasons in Quebec before hanging up the pads during the 1987-88 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1974-75 Granby Vics QJHL 50 2 4.85
1974-75 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 2 2 0 0 0 4.03
1975-76 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 55 37 9 6 2 3.87 15 9 6 0 0 4.23
1975-76 Canada WJC-A 4 6.10
1976-77 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 64 34 18 9 2 4.14 18 11 4 3 2 3.40
1976-77 Sherbrooke Castors M-Cup 4 0 4 0 0 4.75
1977-78 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 35 1 3.01 7 0 2.43
1978-79 Springfield Indians AHL 22 6 12 3 0 3.55
1978-79 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 20 12 6 1 1 2.93 10 5 5 0 0 3.66
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens NHL
1979-80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 5 4 2 0 2.94
1979-80 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 35 17 12 4 3 3.25 4 1 3 0 0 3.77
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 33 20 4 3 2 2.40 3 0 3 0 4.33
1981-82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 19 11 4 2 0 3.10
1982-83 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 15 11 8 1 3.44 1 0 0 0 0.00
1983-84 Montreal Canadiens NHL 40 16 18 2 1 3.38
1984-85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 20 10 6 2 1 3.37
1985-86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 11 3 5 1 0 4.23
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 6 3 3 0 0 3.48
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 0 2 0 0 4.58
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 16 4 10 0 0 4.21
1987-88 Fredericton Express AHL 1 0 0 0 0 7.50
NHL Totals 176 80 54 20 5 3.20 4 0 3 0 3.75


QMJHL West First All-Star Team (1976)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1978)
Vezina Trophy (1981) (shared with Denis Herron and Michel Larocque)
Signed as a free agent by Quebec, July 4, 1984.
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