Dan DaSilva

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Dan DaSilva
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Born (1985-04-30) April 30, 1985 (age 31)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Lowell Lock Monsters
Albany River Rats
Lake Erie Monsters
Worcester Sharks
HC Lev Poprad
Houston Aeros
Augsburger Panther
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Dan DaSilva (born April 30, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for EHC Black Wings Linz in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

DaSilva played major junior hockey with the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In 2005 he was named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team.[1]

On October 11, 2005 DaSilva was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Avalanche who assigned him to play with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters.

After three years within differing Avalanche affiliates, DaSilva signed as a free agent with the Worcester Sharks on October 24, 2008. In the 2008-09 season, he split the year between Worcester and ECHL affiliate, the Phoenix RoadRunners.

On September 17, 2009, following a training camp with the San Jose Sharks, DaSilva failed to earn a contract but was reassigned to remain with affiliate, the Worcester Sharks. In 72 games with the Sharks, Da Silva finished third on the team with 21 goals and recorded a career high 53 points. After recording 8 points in 11 post seasons games, Dan became Worcesters franchise leader with 18 post season points.

DaSilva re-signed with Worcester prior to the on July 27, 2010.[2] After taking part in San Jose's training camp for a second consecutive season, he was again returned to Worcester to begin the 2010-11 season on September 26, 2010.[3] He signed on to play with HC Lev Poprad for the 2011 season, but his contract was terminated (mutually) on November 15, 2011.[4] Dasilva signed with HC La Chaux-de-Fonds in December 2011. After scoring 10 points in 8 games, DaSilva was transferred to EHC Olten on January 13, 2012.[5]

DaSilva returned to North America upon completion of the European season and signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with ECHL club, the Ontario Reign on September 29, 2012.[6] After posting 42 points in 34 games with the Reign, DaSilva was signed by the Houston Aeros of the AHL on February 23, 2013.[7]

DaSilva made a return to the Worcester Sharks, to play his fourth season with the club in 2013-14. After scoring 37 points in 61 games, DaSilva resumed his European career in agreeing to a one-year deal with German club, Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on August 1, 2014.[8] After scoring 36 points in 51 games, DaSilva continued his journeyman career, in signing a one-year contract in the Neighbouring Austrian Hockey League with EHC Black Wings Linz on May 6, 2015.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 64 9 13 22 81 7 0 4 4 16
2003–04 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 65 36 20 56 120 5 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 71 31 42 73 127 5 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 25 3 2 5 27
2005–06 San Diego Gulls ECHL 4 5 3 8 2
2006–07 Albany River Rats AHL 43 11 8 19 33
2006–07 Arizona Sundogs CHL 14 9 13 22 10
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 54 9 14 23 50
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 26 6 7 13 27 12 3 7 10 6
2008–09 Phoenix RoadRunners ECHL 36 9 12 21 40
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 72 21 32 53 65 11 2 6 8 8
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 80 16 25 41 68
2011–12 Lev Poprad KHL 15 0 1 1 10
2011–12 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds NLB 8 6 4 10 6
2011–12 EHC Olten NLB 9 5 5 10 20 4 2 2 4 8
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 34 15 27 42 53
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 22 8 6 14 18 5 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Ontario Reign ECHL 14 7 19 26 20
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 61 17 20 37 67
2014–15 Augsburger Panther DEL 51 17 19 36 94
2015–16 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL 39 18 28 46 61 12 5 4 9 14
2016–17 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL 53 31 39 70 16 5 1 1 2 4
AHL totals 383 91 114 205 355 28 5 13 18 16
KHL totals 15 0 1 1 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dan DaSilva TSN profile". The Sports Network. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Worcester Sharks re-sign forward Dan DaSilva". Worcester Sharks. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Sharks reduce roster by 11". San Jose Sharks. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Lions and Da Silva agree to part ways". HC Lev Poprad. 2011-11-15. Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  5. ^ "EHC Olten Details". Eurohockey.com. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  6. ^ "DaSivla and Van de Mosselear ink with Ontario". Ontario Reign. 2012-09-29. Archived from the original on 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Aeros sign veteran forward DaSilva". Houston Aeros. 2013-02-23. Retrieved 2012-03-04. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Panther find long awaited reinforcement to attack in Dan DaSilva" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  9. ^ "New forward Dan DaSilva in Linz" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. 2015-05-06. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 

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