Daniel Spivak

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Daniel Spivak
Born (1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 26)
Netanya, Israel
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Gwinnett Gladiators
Reading Royals
National team  Israel
Playing career 2005–present

Daniel Spivak (born 9 August 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Spivak played college ice hockey for the Rochester Institute of Technology, which plays in Atlantic Hockey, part of the NCAA's Division I. Born in Netanya, Israel, he also played for the Israel national ice hockey team in the 2009 IIHF World Championship Division II and played in the Israeli men's hockey league throughout his four seasons for the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League. He enrolling at RIT as a Business/Finance major, before turning professional with the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

After a season in the Central Hockey League with the Fort Worth Brahmas in Fort Worth, Texas, Spivak joined the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL. On July 29, 2014, Spivak opted to return for a second season within the Gladiators.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Spivak, who is Jewish,[2] lives in Thornhill, Ontario; his parents are Zeev and Rakela Spivak, and he has four brothers. He attended Thornhill Secondary School.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Thornhill Islanders OPJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 41 2 11 13 32
2005–06 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 47 5 10 15 48
2006–07 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 48 3 11 14 71 11 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Stouffville Spirit OPJHL 40 4 26 30 48 15 2 3 5 10
2008–09 RIT Tigers AHA 16 0 1 1 23
2009–10 RIT Tigers AHA 32 0 0 0 28
2010–11 RIT Tigers AHA 36 0 3 3 63
2011–12 RIT Tigers AHA 38 0 3 3 36
2011–12 Reading Royals ECHL 4 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Fort Worth Brahmas CHL 46 3 10 13 14
2013–14 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 65 1 9 10 46
ECHL totals 69 1 9 10 46

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Israel WC-II 5 0 2 1 6
2006 Israel WC-I 5 0 0 0 14
2007 Israel WC-II 4 0 1 1 0
2008 Israel WC-II 5 0 5 5 4
2009 Israel WC-II 5 1 2 3 2
2010 Israel WC-II 4 1 1 2 4
2011 Israel WC-III 4 0 10 10 0
2012 Israel WC-II 5 0 3 3 6
2013 Israel OGQ 3 1 2 3 2
2014 Israel WC-II 5 0 0 0 4
Senior totals 45 3 26 29 42

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gladiators re-sign Spivak". Gwinnett Gladiators. 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2012–13". Jewish Sports Review 8 (95): 2. January–February 2013. 
  3. ^ "R.I.T. Tigers roster". R.I.T. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 

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