Dave Dunn

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Dave Dunn
Born (1948-08-19) August 19, 1948 (age 66)
Moosomin, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets (WHA)
Playing career 1973–1978

David George Dunn (born August 19, 1948 in Moosomin, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League and the World Hockey Association during the 1970s.

Playing career[edit]

Dunn played college hockey at the University of Saskatchewan and was signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks upon the conclusion of his collegiate career in 1970. He would spend three seasons developing in the Canucks' system, culminating in a stellar 1972–73 season with the Seattle Totems of the WHL, in which he scored 19 goals and 75 points in 63 games and was named the league's top defender.

Dunn finally made his NHL debut in 1973–74, establishing himself as a regular on the Canuck blueline as a rookie. He posted fine totals of 11 goals and 22 assists and 33 points in 68 games, good for 7th on the team in scoring. After a single game for Vancouver at the start of the 1974–75 campaign, Dunn was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Garry Monahan and John Grisdale. He turned in another solid season for Toronto, finishing the year with 3 goals and 14 points in 73 games, along with 153 penalty minutes. In 1975–76, however, he lost his regular spot on the Leaf blueline and was dispatched briefly back to the minors, finishing the season with just 8 assists in 43 games.

With his NHL career at a standstill, Dunn jumped to the rival World Hockey Association for the 1976–77 campaign, signing with the Winnipeg Jets. Playing for a star-studded Jets team featuring the likes of Bobby Hull, Kent Nilsson, Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg, Dunn would experience the most team success of his professional career, helping the Jets to the Avco Cup finals in back-to-back seasons, winning the championship in 1978.

Dunn retired following the Jets' championship win in 1978 and returned to the Vancouver Canucks, accepting an assistant coaching position with Vancouver alongside new coach Harry Neale, a position he held until 1981.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1966–67 University of Saskatchewan CIAU 14 3 7 10 12 -- -- -- -- --
1967–68 University of Saskatchewan CIAU 16 2 5 7 21 -- -- -- -- --
1968–69 University of Saskatchewan CIAU 20 4 10 14 50 -- -- -- -- --
1969–70 University of Saskatchewan CIAU 14 14 8 22 22 -- -- -- -- --
1970–71 Rochester Americans AHL 56 2 13 15 74 -- -- -- -- --
1971–72 Rochester Americans AHL 8 1 0 1 18 -- -- -- -- --
1971–72 Seattle Totems WHL 46 10 12 22 104 -- -- -- -- --
1972–73 Seattle Totems WHL 63 19 56 75 147 -- -- -- -- --
1973–74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 68 11 22 33 76 -- -- -- -- --
1974–75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 11 -- -- -- -- --
1974–75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 3 11 14 142 7 1 1 2 24
1975–76 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 0 8 8 84 3 0 0 0 17
1975–76 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 9 1 7 8 10 -- -- -- -- --
1976–77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 40 3 11 14 129 20 4 4 8 23
1977–78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 66 6 20 26 79 9 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 184 14 41 55 313 10 1 1 2 41
WHA totals 106 9 31 40 208 29 5 6 11 23

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