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Canada David Cooper
a.k.a. "Dave Cooper"
Pontebba / Italy - 07/08
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
46
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1

He was considered a shoo-in for a long NHL career, but it never happened. Cooper was a great passer, but he had some defensive drawbacks and didn't leverage his size often enough. He was spending the majority of his time in AHL and got opportunity in only few games in NHL. Then he decided to take his career in a different direction and elected to continue his career in Europe. After just one year in Germany he gave NHL his last shot. Though the year was spent in the minors again, he did resurface at the NHL level for two games with Toronto Maple Leafs. After that he moved back to Europe and finished his career playing for many teams in Germany, Russia, Italy and Denmark. He was one of the first Canadians to play in Russia prior to the founding of KHL.

You get up for things and sometimes you get let down, David Cooper 2001
I was very naive, tt was a bigger step than I thought it would be, David Cooper 2001
You pull on a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater and it's something special, David Cooper 2001
I thought, `This is it. I'll go over to Europe and finish up my career,' but I began to enjoy it so much that I was anxious to come back, David Cooper 2001
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1989-90 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 61 4 11 15 65 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 2
1990-91 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 64 12 31 43 66 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4 23
1991-92 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 17 47 64 176 | Playoffs 4 1 4 5 8
1992-93 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 63 15 50 65 88 | Playoffs 10 2 2 4 32
1993-94 Rochester Americans AHL 68 10 25 35 82 -22 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 2 2
1994-95 Rochester Americans AHL 21 2 4 6 48 -6 | -
South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 39 9 19 28 90 | Playoffs 9 3 8 11 24
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 67 9 18 27 79 -2 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1 12 2
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 3 3 6 16 -3 | -
St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 44 16 19 35 65 -14 | -
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 9 0 4 4 8 2 | -
St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 60 19 23 42 117 -7 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 6 0
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 65 18 24 42 121 -37 | Playoffs 7 1 4 5 10 -5
1999-00 Kassel Huskies DEL 55 11 13 24 82 -6 | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 38 -1
2000-01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1 | -
St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 71 16 26 42 117 2 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 10 -2
2001-02 Eisbären Berlin DEL 54 15 13 28 155 9 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 6 -1
2002-03 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 10 1 2 3 36 -1 | -
2003-04 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 47 3 11 14 186 -8 | -
2004-05 Asiago Italy 18 8 8 16 50 | -
Alleghe Italy 10 4 2 6 43 | Relegation 4 3 2 5 24
2005-06 Rødovre Mighty Bulls Denmark 32 9 5 14 106 | Playoffs 6 4 2 6 75
2006-07 Rødovre Mighty Bulls Denmark 18 4 10 14 92 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 10
2007-08 Pontebba Italy 26 11 8 19 86 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3 12
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1986-87 Winnipeg Monarchs QC Int PW - - - - - | -
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 7 396 90 139 229 0.58 629 -86 | 5 27 3 8 11 0.41 40 -3
DEL 3 156 29 37 66 0.42 423 -5 | 2 10 2 2 4 0.40 44 -2
Denmark 2 50 13 15 28 0.56 198 | 2 10 5 2 7 0.70 85
ECHL 1 39 9 19 28 0.72 90 | 1 9 3 8 11 1.22 24
Italy 2 54 23 18 41 0.76 179 0 | 2 9 5 3 8 0.89 36 0
NHL 3 30 3 7 10 0.33 24 -2 | 0
QC Int PW 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 0
Russia 1 10 1 2 3 0.30 36 -1 | 0
WHL 4 260 48 139 187 0.72 395 | 4 28 4 11 15 0.54 65 0
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
02/14/2001 Third time lucky for Cooper cbc.ca
Player Biography and Trivia

Career transactions
- 1996-09-26 • Signed as a free agent by Toronto Maple Leafs
- 1998-07-02 • Traded to Calgary Flames by Toronto Maple Leafs for Ladislav Kohn
- 2000-10-16 • Signed as a free agent by Toronto Maple Leafs
- 2004-08-23 • Signed as a free agent by Asiago (Italy)
- 2007-07-10 • Signed as a free agent by Pontebba (Italy)

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