August 16, 1983 |
Winchester, MA, United States
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
Quad City Flames
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
|NHL Draft||52nd overall, 2002
San Jose Sharks
Dan Spang (born August 1, 1983) is an American-Italian professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for Nottingham Panthers in the UK's EIHL. Spang was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round (52nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
During his collegiate career, he was a co-winner of Boston University’s Most Improved Player Award following the 2003–04 season. Spang led Boston University defensemen in goals (nine), assists (22) and points (31) in 40 games as a senior. Won a Hockey East regular season and tournament championship at Boston University in 2005–06 he was an Alternate Captain for the Worcester Sharks as a rookie in 2006–07 and remained with the club for the following 2007-08 season.
On July 21, 2009, he signed a contract for Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, where he spent the entire 2009-10 season. He then signed with the Dallas Stars organization to play for them in the 2010–11 season. However, he was assigned to the affiliates Texas Stars of the AHL.
Between 2012 and 2015, Spang played for three different teams of the Finnish elite league Liiga, HPK, SaiPa and Kärpät. In between, during the 2012-13 season, he had a stint with Swedish SHL side HV71.
Spang opened the 2015-16 season in the KHL on the roster of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod. After eleven games played, he moved on to Czech club HC Kometa Brno. In December, he was signed by HC Lugano of Switzerland on loan to strengthen the club's roster at the Spengler-Cup. In late January 2016, he signed with the Hamburg Freezers of the German top-tier league, DEL, for the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign.
|2008–09||Quad City Flames||AHL||30||1||7||8||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Las Vegas Wranglers||ECHL||17||2||10||12||10||16||5||10||15||2|
|2009–10||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||48||4||10||14||45||5||1||2||3||0|
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East First Team||2005–06|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2005–06|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2006|||
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- "Växjö värvar AHL-back" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers Hockey. May 4, 2011. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
- "Spang signed to two-way contract". Stars Blog. June 16, 2011. Archived from the original on June 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
- "Dan Spang and Ryan Glenn: two defensemen for HCL at the Spengler Cup". www.hclugano.ch. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
- MOPO.de. "Vertrag bis Saisonende: Freezers verpflichten Verteidiger Spang | MOPO.de". MOPO.de (in German). Retrieved 2016-02-13.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.