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David Wilkie a.k.a. "David John Wilkie"

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'3" / 191 cm
  • Weight
    216 lbs / 98 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired

Wilkie was seen as one of the top upcoming defensive prospects for the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and was selected in the 1st round. However, lack of opportunities from NHL teams, injuries and very early retirement never allowed him to fulfill his potential. The following season after the draft, Wilkie returned to the WHL and made his international debut representing the United States in the 1993 WJC. Next season he played the majority of the year with the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL while also making his NHL debut, appearing in one game with Montreal Canadiens. The following season, he split time with Fredericton and Montreal. The 1996–97 season saw Wilkie make the Montreal Canadiens full-time, appearing in 61 games and scoring 15 points, both NHL career highs.

He was then traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but injuries would hamper Wilkie in his time with the new team. After two miserable seasons he signed with the New York Rangers, but again ended up playing the majority of the time in the minors.

For the 2001–02 season, Wilkie signed with the Augusta Lynx of the ECHL as a player-coach. After one season with the Lynx, Wilkie retired as a player in 2002. Since then he works as a coach mainly for junior teams.

Son: Chris Wilkie

Team Staff profile of David Wilkie also available

His success both on the ice, and advancing players to the next level, speaks for itself. He knows what it takes to win., Koots DiCesare 2017
I am excited about the opportunity and am very much looking forward to the challenge., David Wilkie 2017
There comes a point in time you have to realize when an opportunity is presented before you, there are life decisions you have to make., David Wilkie 2003
I saw him come up as a player with the Canadiens and I thought he was a very smart hockey player, and I figured he was also a smart man. , Larry Kish 2003
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1989-90 Seattle NW Americans PIJHL 41 21 27 48 59 |
1990-91 Omaha Lancers USHL 19 2 2 4 18 |
Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 25 1 1 2 22 |
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers WHL 71 12 28 40 153 | Playoffs 16 6 5 11 19
1992-93 Kamloops Blazers WHL 53 11 26 37 109 | Playoffs 6 4 2 6 2
USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 2 4 |
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 27 11 18 29 18 |
Regina Pats WHL 29 27 21 48 16 | Playoffs 4 1 4 5 4
USA U20 WJC-20 6 2 1 3 0 0 |
1994-95 Montréal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |
Fredericton Canadiens AHL 70 10 43 53 34 -19 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1995-96 Montréal Canadiens NHL 24 1 5 6 10 -10 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 12 1
Fredericton Canadiens AHL 23 5 12 17 20 -7 |
1996-97 Montréal Canadiens NHL 61 6 9 15 63 -9 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 0
1997-98 Montréal Canadiens NHL 5 1 0 1 4 -1 |
Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 29 1 5 6 17 -21 |
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 1 7 8 69 -19 |
Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 2 0 2 2 0 2 |
1999-00 Houston Aeros IHL 57 4 24 28 71 -9 | Playoffs 11 1 8 9 10 3
Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 1 0 2 2 0 2 |
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -2 |
Houston Aeros IHL 49 8 11 19 29 -13 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 4 0
2001-02 Augusta Lynx ECHL 72 11 34 45 86 -1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 5 1 1 2 4 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2001-02 Augusta Lynx ECHL Player-Coach
2002-03 Augusta Lynx ECHL Asst. Coach Promoted to head coach midway through the season
Augusta Lynx ECHL Head Coach
2007-08 Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha NCAA Asst. Coach
2008-09 Omaha AAA Lancers 16U Midget Head Coach
2009-10 Omaha AAA Lancers 18U Midget Head Coach
2013-14 Omaha AAA Lancers 18U NAPHL 18U Head Coach
Victoria Royals WHL Scout
2014-15 Portland Winterhawks WHL Scout
2015-16 Omaha AAA Lancers 16U NAPHL 16U Head Coach
Portland Winterhawks WHL Scout
2016-17 Omaha AAA Lancers 16U NAPHL 16U Head Coach
Omaha AAA Lancers 18U NAPHL 18U Head Coach
2017-18 Omaha Lancers USHL GM/Head Coach
2018-19 Omaha Lancers USHL GM/Head Coach
USA U19 WJAC-19 Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 94 15 57 72 0.77 54 -24 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
ECHL 72 11 34 45 0.63 86 -1 |
IHL 108 12 37 49 0.45 100 -20 | 18 2 9 11 0.61 14 3
M-Cup 5 1 1 2 0.40 4 0 |
NHL 167 10 26 36 0.22 165 -62 | 8 1 2 3 0.38 14 1
PIJHL 41 21 27 48 1.17 59 0 |
USHL 19 2 2 4 0.21 18 0 |
WHL 205 62 94 156 0.76 318 0 | 26 11 11 22 0.85 25 0
WJC-20 13 2 3 5 0.38 2 4 |
Career Highlights
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Awards by season
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Player Biography and Trivia

Career transactions
- 1997-09-10 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Montreal Canadiens
- 1998-01-15 • Traded to Tampa Bay Lightning by Montreal Canadiens with Stéphane Richer and Darcy Tucker for Patrick Poulin, Mick Vukota and Igor Ulanov
- 1999-09-29 • Signed as a free agent by New York Rangers
- 2001-08-11 • Signed as a free agent by Augusta Lynx (ECHL) and named Player-Assistant Coach

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