Rivet Playing for the Love of the Game

February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM EDT

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February 21, 2012 Updated Feb 21, 2012 at 7:41 PM EDT

After 16-seasons as a well-respected NHL veteran, his last a disappointing campaign which left him benched by the Buffalo Sabres, former captain Craig Rivet didn't decide to hang up his skates. The 37-year-old chose to return to hockey and play in the mid-level minor leagues! Rivet is suiting up for the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.

Channel 7 Sports Anchor Shawn Stepner has his story.