Dave Lewis (ice hockey)
Dave Lewis celebrating Columbus Day with the crew of the USS Doyle.
July 3, 1953 |
Kindersley, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings
|NHL Draft||33rd overall, 1973
New York Islanders
|WHA Draft||32nd overall, 1973
David Rodney Lewis (born July 3, 1953 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan) is a former National Hockey League (NHL) defenceman and coach. He is currently an assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL. He has both Canadian and American citizenship.
Lewis began his playing career with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Canada Hockey League. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft, third round, thirty-third overall. He played sixteen seasons with the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, and Detroit Red Wings, scoring 36 goals and 224 points in 1,008 games.
After his playing career ended with the Red Wings in the 1988 season, he stayed with the team as an assistant coach. He helped Detroit win 3 Stanley Cups in the 1997, 1998, and 2002 season playoffs. When Scotty Bowman retired in 2002, Dave Lewis was named head coach of the Red Wings. In two seasons, he guided the Red Wings to two 48-win campaigns, including a Presidents' Trophy. In the playoffs, however, he had a record of 6–10. After the lockout ended, his contract was allowed to expire on June 30, 2005. He was re-hired by the Red Wings on August 9, 2005, as a scout.
On June 29, 2006, Lewis was named the 27th head coach of the Boston Bruins. His one and only season with the Bruins was not successful, as they finished with a 35–41–6 record, missing the playoffs for the second year in a row, and a last place finish in the Northeast Division. In June 2007, Lewis was fired as coach of the Bruins by General Manager Peter Chiarelli, because of the team's highly inconsistent play throughout the season.
He subsequently signed on as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings for the 2007–2008 season. On August 4, 2008, it was announced he would not return for the 2008–2009 season.
On June 7, 2011, Lewis was hired as the assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.
|1973–74||New York Islanders||NHL||66||2||15||17||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||New York Islanders||NHL||78||5||14||19||98||17||0||1||1||28|
|1975–76||New York Islanders||NHL||73||0||19||19||54||13||0||1||1||44|
|1976–77||New York Islanders||NHL||79||4||24||29||44||12||1||6||7||4|
|1977–78||New York Islanders||NHL||77||3||11||14||58||7||0||1||1||11|
|1978–79||New York Islanders||NHL||79||5||18||23||43||10||0||0||0||4|
|1979–80||New York Islanders||NHL||62||5||16||21||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|1979–80||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||11||1||1||2||12||4||0||1||1||2|
|1980–81||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||67||1||13||14||98||4||0||2||2||4|
|1981–82||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||64||1||13||14||75||10||0||4||4||36|
|1982–83||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||79||2||10||12||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||New Jersey Devils||NHL||66||2||5||7||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||New Jersey Devils||NHL||74||3||9||12||78||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985–86||New Jersey Devils||NHL||69||0||15||15||81||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||58||2||5||7||66||14||0||4||4||10|
|1987–88||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||6||0||0||0||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|DET||2002–03||82||48||20||10||4||110||1st in Central||0||4||.000||Lost in Conference Quarter-Finals|
|DET||2003–04||82||48||21||11||2||109||1st in Central||6||6||.500||Lost in Conference Semi-Finals|
|BOS||2006–07||82||35||41||–||6||76||5th in Northeast||–||–||–|
|Total||246||131||82||21||12||295||2 Division Titles||6||10||.375||0 Stanley Cups|
- TSN : NHL – Canada's Sports Leader
- Merk, Martin (2010-11-05). "Lewis to coach Ukraine". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
- http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=565091 'Canes add Brind'Amour, Lewis to coaching staff
- Williams, Terrell (2011-07-06). "Hurricanes Announce Coaching Changes". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 2011-07-06.
|Los Angeles Kings captain
|Head coach of the Detroit Red Wings
|Head coach of the Boston Bruins