Dave Hoyda

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Dave Hoyda
Born (1957-05-20)May 20, 1957
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Died February 8, 2015(2015-02-08) (aged 57)
Tulsa, OK, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 1977
Philadelphia Flyers
WHA Draft 60th overall, 1977
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1977–1981

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.[1] 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.[2] 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).

Hoyda was drafted in both the World Hockey Association and NHL Amateur Drafts in 1977, signing a contract with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers.


  1. ^ "David Allan Hoyda (1957 - 2015)". The Barrhead Leader. 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  2. ^ "David Allan Hoyda, 1957 - 2015, Obituary". Mobley Dodson Funeral Service. 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 

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