Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/10/11

PITTSBURGH - FEBRUARY 1: Defenseman Craig Rivet #52 of the Buffalo Sabres warms up before a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 1, 2010 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Craig Rivet is still livin' the dream … provided the dream is signing with the ECHL Elmira Jackels after having captained the Buffalo Sabres one year earlier. Here's Rivet, meeting the one microphone media this morning: From the Jackals: The Elmira Jackals have signed former Buffalo Sabres captain and longtime NHL defenseman Craig Rivet to a standard player contract, the team announced on Monday. Rivet is expected to be in the Jackals' lineup on Friday night at First Arena when they host the Trenton Titans in the 2011-12 season opener. In 923 career NHL games, Rivet has scored 50 goals and added 187 assists for 237 points. Rivet, who most recently skated with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second half of 2010-11, spent the majority of the last three seasons with the Sabres, serving as the team's captain during his entire stint with the club beginning in 2008-09. In 165 games with Buffalo, Rivet posted four goals and 38 assists for 42 points. Born in 1974, Rivet is the oldest pl...
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