June 13, 1975 |
Lindsay, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||62nd overall, 1993
David Roche (born June 13, 1975) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player who played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames and New York Islanders. Roche was drafted by the Penguins in the third round, 62nd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
Roche played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League prior to turning pro where he was a member of the OHL champion Peterborough Petes in 1992–93. In 1994–95 he was named an OHL First Team All-Star while a member of the Windsor Spitfires.
He turned pro in 1995–96, playing 71 games with the Penguins, and 61 more the following year. Unable to duplicate his junior scoring prowess, Roche soon found himself in the minor leagues until a trade to Calgary brought him back to the NHL for 36 games in 1998–99. In 2000, Roche helped lead the Saint John Flames to the Calder Cup. Roche played one game with the Islanders in 2001–02, and retired following the 2003–04 campaign.
Roche currently lives in Ennismore, Ontario and works as a financial advisor in the Peterborough area.
|1998–99||Saint John Flames||AHL||7||0||3||3||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Saint John Flames||AHL||67||22||21||43||130||3||0||1||1||8|
|2000–01||Saint John Flames||AHL||79||32||26||58||179||19||3||6||9||43|
|2001–02||New York Islanders||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||48||25||14||39||64||20||3||0||3||20|
|2001–02||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||29||6||7||13||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Albany River Rats||AHL||76||21||16||37||89||—||—||—||—||—|