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Vea, Ricardo (1958- )
Born in Logrono, Spain. Forward. A member of the first Spanish team to enter a World Championship.
International Career : Played 33 games for Spain between 1977 and 1985 ( including the 1977 World Championship Pool C).
Club Career : Played for CH Txuri Urdiń.
Vedres, Mátyás (1943- )
Netminder. Ranked as the number one Hungarian goalkeeper in the 1960s. His best tournament was in the 1965 World Championships Pool B in Tampere, Finland where he was ranked as best goalkeeper
International Career : Played for Hungary in the 1964 Olympics and in nine World Championships between 1963 and 1974.
Club Career : Played all his career with Újpesti Dózsa 1960-70
Medals : Won six Hungarian Championships between 1960 and 1970.
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Vega, Luis De La (1988- )
Born in Mexico. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Mexico (Junior) 2003-04.
Club Career : Played for San Jeranimo.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U18) Division III gold in 2003-04.
Vehmaisten Urheilijat (VehU Tampere)
Tampere, Finland. Like many others at that time it was a general sports club with hockey as just one branch of sports. VehU Tampere played only one season (1968-69) in the Finnish SM-liiga (or Suomen mestaruussarja - Finnish Championship series - as it was known before 1975 when play off system was introduced). Team's statistics were : 22 games played, 2 wins, 20 defeats, goal differential 47-146. VehU seems to have ceased to exist as a hockey club.
Vehmanen, Jorma (- )
Born in Finland.
Club Career :
Played for Lukko Rauma.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 (player).
His number 8 jersey has been retired by Lukko Rauma.
Veilleux, Steve (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1988-89.
Veith, Vladimir (1954- )
Born in Czechoslovakia. Left-wing. Billed as the next superstar but never fulfilled the high expectations. A good skater with great puck control. Played 14 seasons in the Czech league (533 games - 182 goals).
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia 30 times (10 goals) including the 1974 World Championships where he was on the same line as Vaclav Nedomansky and Jiri Holik.
Club Career : Played for Tesla Pardubice 1964-76 (champions in 1973), Dukla Jihlava 1976-78 and Tesla Pardubice 1978-85. 
Vejvoda, Otakar (1972- )
Born in Czechoslovakia. Forward. 
International Career : Played for the Czech Republic in the 1995 & 996 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for HC Kladno 1991-96 and AIK 1996-98.
Medals : Won World Championship gold in 1996.
Honours : World Championship All-Star Team forward 1995-96.
Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy
An annual award for the player who has scored most points during the regular season of the Finnish SM-liiga. The Ketola Trophy was first introduced to the Finnish SM-liiga in 1978. It was renamed in honour of Veli-Pekka Ketola in 1995. See Veli-Pekka Ketola
Vellucci, Mike (1966- )
Born in Farmington, Minnesota, USA. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Whitley Warriors 1989-90.
Vendelsö IK
Sweden.  ...
"Vendetta On Ice"
A bbok by Phil Drackett. Published in Norwich in 1992.
Venev, Ventizslav (1966- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Verbeek, Pat (1964- )
Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Winger.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1983. Played for Canada in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for New Jersey Devils 1982-89, Hartford Whalers 1989-94, Hartford Whalers & New York Rangers 1994-95, New York Rangers 1995-96 and Dallas Stars 1996- .
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) bronze in 1983.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1999.
Honours : NHL All-Star Roster 1991 & 1996.
Verchota, Phil (- )
Forward.
International Career :
Played for the USA in the 1980 Olympics.
Medals :
Won Olympic gold in 1980.
Honours : Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 (player - 1980 US Olympic Team).
Verdun (Les Dragons de Verdun)
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Verdun, Quebec, Canada. Play in the Quebec Senior Major Hockey League.
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Verdun Junior Canadiens
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Verdun, Quebec, Canada. Played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League 1984-89.
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Verdun Junior Maple Leafs
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Verdun, Quebec, Canada. Played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League 1944-46.
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Head coach : Frank Currie 1944-46
Verdun Juniors
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Verdun, Quebec, Canada. Played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League 1982-84.
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Veret, Claude (- )
Club Career : Played for HC Rouen 1988-93.
Honours : Won the Raymond Dewas Trophy in 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92 and 1992-93.
Vernon, Mike (1963- )
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1983.
Club Career : Played for Calgary Flames & Calgary Wranglers 1982-83, Calgary Flames & Colorado Flames 1983-84, Moncton Golden Flames 1984-85, Calgary Flames & Moncton Golden Flames & Salt Lake Golden Eagles 1985-86, Calgary Flames 1986-94, Detroit Red Wings 1994-97, San Jose Sharks 1997-99, San Jose Sharks & Florida Panthers 1999-00 and Calgary Flames 2000-02.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior) bronze in 1983.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1989 & 1997.
Honours : Won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1997.
Won the William M Jennings Trophy in 1995-96 (with Chris Osgood)
NHL All-Star Second Team
1988-89.
NHL All-Star Roster 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 & 1993.
His number 30 jersey has been retired by Calgary Flames
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 29 30
Versteeg, John (1971- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for the Netherlands in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Verwey, Alan (- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for South Africa in the 1992 World Championships.
Vesely, Ivo (1926- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Australia in the 1960 Olympics.
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
See Arizona Veteran's Memorial Coliseum 
Vezina, Georges (1887-1926)
Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. Netminder. Vezina had the first shutout in NHL history - 18th February 1918 - Montreal Canadiens 9-0 Toronto Arenas.  The Montreal Canadiens goalie who collapsed during an NHL game on 28th November 1925, and died of tuberculosis a few months later.  The Vezina Trophy is awarded in his memory.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens 1910-26.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1916 & 1924.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945.
Vezina Trophy

The former owners of the Montreal Canadiens (Leo Dandurand, Louis Letourneau, and Joe Cattarinich), presented the trophy to the National Hockey League in 1926-27 in memory of Georges Vezina. An annual award to the best NHL goalkeeper. Since the 1981-82 season it has been voted for by the general managers of all NHL clubs. Prior to 1981-82 it was awarded to the goalkeeper(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals.

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