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Canada Dave Babych

a.k.a. "David Babych"
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
61
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
220 lbs / 100 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time WHL First All-Star Team 1

Brother: Wayne Babych
Sons: Cal Babych, Jaret Babych & Ty Babych

Dave Babych was selected 2nd overall in 1980 after scoring 82 points with the Portland Winter Hawks. The big defenseman scored 44 points as a rookie in 1981 and would score no lower than 41 points until 1991, when he suffered multiple injuries. The 2x All-Star won World Championship silver in 1989 and retired from the NHL in 1999 with 142 goals and 581 assists.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1977-78 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 56 31 69 100 37 - |
Portland Winter Hawks WCHL 6 1 3 4 41 - |
1978-79 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 67 20 59 79 63 - | Playoffs 25 7 22 29 22 -
1979-80 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 50 22 60 82 71 - | Playoffs 8 1 10 11 2 -
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 6 38 44 90 -61 |
Canada WC 7 0 2 2 8 - |
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 19 49 68 92 -11 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 29 -
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 13 61 74 56 -10 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 66 18 39 57 62 -31 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0 -
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 13 49 62 78 -16 | Playoffs 8 2 7 9 6 -
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 19 4 12 16 14 -1 |
Hartford Whalers NHL 62 10 43 53 36 2 | Playoffs 8 1 3 4 14 -
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 66 8 33 41 44 -18 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 14 -
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 71 14 36 50 54 -25 | Playoffs 6 3 2 5 2 -1
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 70 6 41 47 54 -5 | Playoffs 4 1 5 6 2 1
Canada WC 10 2 0 2 4 - |
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 72 6 37 43 62 -16 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 0 5
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 0 6 6 4 -4 |
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 5 24 29 63 -2 | Playoffs 13 2 6 8 10 6
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 43 3 16 19 44 6 | Playoffs 12 2 5 7 6 -2
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 73 4 28 32 52 0 | Playoffs 24 3 5 8 12 4
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 40 3 11 14 18 -13 | Playoffs 11 2 2 4 14 -8
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks “A” NHL 53 3 21 24 38 -5 |
1996-97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 5 22 27 38 -2 |
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks “A” NHL 47 0 9 9 37 -11 | - - - - 2 -
Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 0 0 0 12 2 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 4 2
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 32 2 4 6 20 0 |
Los Angeles Kings NHL 8 0 2 2 2 -2 |
1999-00 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 1 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 -
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1999-00 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA Player-Asst. Coach
2008-09 Team Canada Deutschland Cup Asst. Coach
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL Team Consultant Defence Development Consultant
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL Team Consultant Defence Development Consultant
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL Team Consultant Defence Development Consultant
2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL Team Consultant Defence Development Consultant
2013-14 Vancouver Canucks NHL Team Consultant Defence Development Consultant
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AJHL 1 56 31 69 100 1.79 37 - | 0
NHL 19 1 194 142 581 723 0.61 970 -223 | 14 114 21 41 62 0.54 115 7
NLA (NL) 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
WC 2 17 2 2 4 0.24 12 - | 0
WHL (WCHL) 3 123 43 122 165 1.34 175 - | 2 33 8 32 40 1.21 24 -
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1991, 1 #4 overall by Minnesota North Stars in the NHL Expansion Draft

Cult/Star player for Ambrì-Piotta

Cult/Star player for Hartford Whalers

Cult/Star player for Portland Winterhawks

Cult/Star player for Vancouver Canucks

Cult/Star player for Winnipeg Jets

Dave & his brother Wayne were, for a time, also brothers-in-law as they married twin sisters. They have both separated from their respective wives.

Dave had a small role in the movie Slap Shot 2.

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