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April 14, 1969 |
Chilliwack, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Minnesota North Stars
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||6th overall, 1987
Minnesota North Stars
David J. Archibald (born April 14, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and retired player. Archibald played for the Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, and New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently an assistant coach with the Western Hockey League's Chilliwack Bruins.
After playing four seasons in the Western Hockey League for the Portland Winter Hawks, Archibald was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the first round, sixth overall, of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the North Stars in the 1987–88 season. In his first two NHL seasons, he scored 27 goals and added 39 assists. Early in the 1989–90 season, the North Stars traded Archibald to the New York Rangers for defenceman Jayson More.
Archibald finished the 1989–90 season with the Rangers' IHL affiliate, the Flint Spirits, before leaving to join the Canadian National Hockey Team for two seasons. This included representing Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where Archibald won a silver medal.
Archibald returned to the NHL in the 1992–93 season with the Ottawa Senators. After four seasons with the Senators, Archibald played in seven games with the New York Islanders in the 1996–97 season. He also played in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga that season with the Frankfurt Lions. He then spent three seasons in the IHL before finishing up his career in Sweden's Elitserien with Linköpings HC in the 1999–2000 season.
In his NHL career, Archibald appeared in 323 games. He scored 57 goals and added 67 assists. He also played in five games for Minnesota during the 1989 Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording one assist.
Archibald joined the Chilliwack Bruins as an assistant coach prior to the 2008-09 season and added the duties of Hockey Operations Advisor and Community Liaison in February 2009.
|1983–84||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||7||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||47||7||11||18||10||3||0||2||2||0|
|1985–86||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||70||29||35||64||56||15||6||7||13||11|
|1986–87||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||65||50||57||107||40||20||10||18||28||11|
|1987–88||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||78||13||20||33||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||72||14||19||33||14||5||0||1||1||0|
|1989–90||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||12||1||5||6||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||New York Rangers||NHL||19||2||3||5||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New York Islanders||NHL||7||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||San Antonio Dragons||IHL||55||11||21||32||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Silver||1992 Albertville||Ice hockey|
|Minnesota North Stars first round draft pick