May 20, 1957|
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Died||February 8, 2015
Tulsa, OK, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers
|NHL Draft||53rd overall, 1977
|WHA Draft||60th overall, 1977
David Allan Hoyda (May 20, 1957 – February 8, 2015) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Hoyda played four seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets. He was known primarily as an enforcer.
Hoyda was raised in Cherhill, Alberta, and later attended St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton while he played Canadian Junior "A" hockey with the Spruce Grove Mets. Hoyda and the Mets won the 1975 Canadian Junior "A" national championship. He moved up to Major Junior hockey for his next two seasons, playing with the Edmonton Oil Kings/Portland Winterhawks (franchise moved).
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