Drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft as the 92nd overall pick of the Anaheim Ducks.
Played in all 39 games on the season...his 160 career games are second among active players ...notched 16 points on nine goals and seven assists...tied for fifth on the team with five power-play goals...had a two-goal night on Nov. 27 against WMU scoring a short-handed and the game-winning goal ...had four multi-point games...had a season-high three-point weekend at MSU (Jan. 21-22)...notched two multi-goal games (Nov. 27 vs. WMU and Feb. 25 vs. LSSU)... finished with a rating of +2...blocked 16 shots...was whistled for 24 penalties, totaling 48 minutes.
Played in 43 games, missing just the game at Western Michigan (11/21)... totaled five goals and three assists on the year for eight points... tallied the game-winner in each of the last two regular-season victories (Feb. 19 vs. Neb.-Omaha and Feb. 26 vs. Ohio State), his only two game-winners of the year... recorded first career two-goal game Oct. 30 against Northern Michigan for his only multiple-point game of the season... one of the goals against the Wildcats came on the power play... fired 49 shots and blocked 19... had a +3 rating on the year.
Played in 37 games for the RedHawks, totalling 12 points (6-6-12)... registered his only multiple-point game at Western Michigan on Dec. 7... had power-play goals against Ohio State (Oct. 11) and vs. Clarkson (Jan. 2)... credited with 67 shots during the campaign... whistled for 22 penalties (44 minutes)... posted a plus-two rating.
Played in 41 games for the RedHawks... scored three goals and passed out seven assists... racked up 23 penalties and 65 penalty minutes... posted a rating of plus-11... tallied one power-play goal and one game-winning goal... played in all 28 conference games... all seven of his assists came during league play.
Prior to Miami
Came to Miami from the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP)... was the seventh RedHawk to come through that program... played 49 games with the U.S. National Under-18 Team and recorded eight goals and six assists... tallied one assist for the U.S. National Under-18 Team at the 2006 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament in Sweden... chipped in one assist to help Team USA finish first at the 2007 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic... recorded 22 points, including eight goals and 14 assists in 42 games with the U.S. National Under-17 Team (2005-06)... helped Team USA garner a second-place finish at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Regina, Saskatchewan, recording three goals and four assists in seven games... played 72 games in 2004-05 for the Toronto Marlies of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), tallying 102 points on 38 goals and 64 assists... was drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft as the 92nd overall pick of the Anaheim Ducks.
Majoring in sport studies with a minor in management and organizations... has dual citizenship with U.S. and Canada... son of Rick and Joyce Vaive... father, Rick, played 876 games (1979-92) in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres.