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Craig A. Rivet (pronounced /ˈrɪvɨt/; born September 13, 1974) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is the current captain of the Buffalo Sabres in the National Hockey League. He has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks.

Craig Rivet was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft from the Kingston Frontenacs in the Ontario Hockey League. He was drafted in the third round, 68th overall. Upon being drafted, he recorded junior career highs in 1992–93 with 19 goals, 55 assists and 74 points. He added 12 points in the playoffs as Kingston advanced to the semi-finals but were eliminated by the Peterborough Petes in five games.

After spending his first few professional seasons with Montreal's AHL affiliate, the Fredericton Canadiens, Craig Rivet earned a full-time roster spot with Montreal in 1997–98 and became an alternate captain to Saku Koivu during his time with the team. After a 25-point season with a career-high 8 goals in 2001–02, he re-signed with the Canadiens to a four-year, $12 million contract extension. In 2005–06, Zedd improved to 34 points, his best offensive output with the Canadiens.

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