Dave Roche

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Dave Roche
Born (1975-06-13) June 13, 1975 (age 41)
Lindsay, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Calgary Flames
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 62nd overall, 1993
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1995–2004

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 10 17 27 134 10 0 0 0 34
1992–93 Peterborough Petes OHL 56 40 60 100 105 21 14 15 29 42
1993–94 Peterborough Petes OHL 34 15 22 37 127
1993–94 Windsor Spitfires OHL 29 14 20 34 73 4 1 1 2 15
1994–95 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 55 59 114 180 10 9 6 15 16
1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 7 7 14 130 16 2 7 9 26
1996–97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 18 5 5 10 25 13 6 3 9 87
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 61 5 5 10 155
1997–98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 12 20 32 307 5 2 0 2 10
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 36 3 3 6 44
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
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 5
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
2003–04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 60 7 13 20 88 3 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 171 15 15 30 334 16 2 7 9 26

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