April 23, 1939|
Glace Bay, NS, CAN
|Died||April 10, 1981(aged 41)R.I.P|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
David Augustus "Hoss" Amadio (April 23, 1939 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia – April 10, 1981) was a professional ice hockey player who played 125 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings.
Amadio played eight seasons for the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League, and holds the AHL record for most goals by a defenseman in a game with five, scored against goaltender Gerry Cheevers of the Rochester Americans on February 8, 1964. Amadio scored the first two goals of the next night's match against the Pittsburgh Hornets, for a total of seven goals in less than 40 minutes of play; he only scored eleven goals in the entire season.
Following his retirement as a player after the 1974 season, Amadio coached a single season for the Calgary Centennials of the Western Canada Hockey League. He died of a heart attack in 1981, less than two weeks shy of his 42nd birthday.
- Brown, Garry (February 7, 2014). "Fifty years ago, the Springfield Indians' Dave Amadio set an AHL standard that still stands". Springfield Republican. Springfield, MA.
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