Dave Scatchard

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Dave Scatchard
Steve Bernier, Dave Scatchard and Mark Bell.jpg
Steve Bernier, Dave Scatchard and Mark Bell
Born (1976-02-20) February 20, 1976 (age 38)
Hinton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
Phoenix Coyotes
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 42nd overall, 1994
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1996–2011

Dave Scatchard (born February 20, 1976) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, and St. Louis Blues. On August 22, 2011, he announced his retirement on Twitter, stating that doctors told him it would not be safe for him to continue to play hockey due to concussion-related injuries.[1] Scatchard was born in Hinton, Alberta, but grew up in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

Playing career[edit]

Scatchard was selected 42nd overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Drafted from the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL), he made his NHL debut in the 1997–98 season after a season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Syracuse Crunch, Vancouver's minor league affiliate. He recorded 24 points in his rookie season and established himself as a two-way forward. During his third season with the Canucks in 1999–2000, Scatchard was traded to the New York Islanders, along with forward Bill Muckalt and goaltender Kevin Weekes, for goaltender Felix Potvin on December 19, 1999.

Scatchard played four and a half seasons with the Islanders, recording two career-high 45-point campaigns in 2000–01 and 2002–03. Following the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Scatchard signed with the Boston Bruins, but after just 16 games, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for defenceman David Tanabe on November 18, 2005. In 2006–07, Scatchard was sidelined for the last 32 games of the season with a concussion, finishing with eight points in 45 games. He was later bought out of the final two years of his contract by the Coyotes in the off-season.

On November 15, 2007, Scatchard was signed to a professional try-out by the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, the top minor league affiliate of the Nashville Predators. After eight games, however, he was released.

Scatchard subsequently took time off due to lingering concussion problems.[2] Prior to the 2009–10 season, he was invited to the Vancouver Canucks' training camp.[3] He was, however, released before the end of the pre-season.[2] Shortly after the regular season began, however, he signed a one-year deal to return with the Predators organization.[4]

On August 3, 2010, Scatchard, once again a free agent, was signed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 47 9 11 20 46 10 2 1 3 4
1994–95 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 20 30 50 148 8 0 3 3 21
1995–96 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 59 19 28 47 146 7 1 8 9 14
1995–96 Syracuse Crunch AHL 1 0 0 0 0 15 2 5 7 29
1996–97 Syracuse Crunch AHL 26 8 7 15 65
1997–98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 76 13 11 24 165
1998–99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 13 13 26 140
1999–00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 21 0 4 4 24
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 44 12 14 26 93
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 81 21 24 45 114
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 80 12 15 27 111 7 1 1 2 22
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 81 27 18 45 108 5 1 0 1 6
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 61 9 16 25 78 5 0 1 1 6
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 16 4 6 10 28
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 47 11 12 23 84
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 46 3 5 8 72
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 8 1 2 3 14
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 36 20 10 30 59 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 16 3 2 5 17
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 41 7 11 18 50
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 0 1 1 6
NHL totals 659 128 141 269 1040 17 2 2 4 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Twitter.com: Dave Scatchard August 22nd, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Canucks, Flames pare rosters". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Canucks to ink Mathieu Schneider while Scatchard get camp invite". team1040.ca. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Preds sign Scatchard to one-year deal". The Tennessean. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-07. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Pair of veterans in Rivermen's mix". pjstar.com. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 

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