Steve Bernier, Dave Scatchard and Mark Bell
February 20, 1976|
Hinton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)|
New York Islanders
St. Louis Blues
42nd overall, 1994|
Dave Scatchard (born February 20, 1976) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, and St. Louis Blues. On August 22, 2011, he announced his retirement on Twitter, stating that doctors told him it would not be safe for him to continue to play hockey due to concussion-related injuries. Scatchard was born in Hinton, Alberta, but grew up in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.
Scatchard played as a junior for the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Vancouver Canucks selected him 42nd overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He spent his first year as a professional in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Syracuse Crunch, Vancouver's minor league affiliate. Scatchard made his NHL debut in the 1997–98 season, registering 24 points and establishing himself as a two-way forward. On December 19, 1999, during his third season in Vancouver, the Canucks traded Scatchard to the New York Islanders along with forward Bill Muckalt and goaltender Kevin Weekes for goaltender Felix Potvin. Scatchard played four and a half seasons with the Islanders, recording two career-high 45-point campaigns in 2000–01 and 2002–03. Following the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Scatchard signed with the Boston Bruins, but after just 16 games, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for defenceman David Tanabe on November 18, 2005. In 2006–07, Scatchard was sidelined for the last 32 games of the season with a concussion, finishing with eight points in 45 games. The Coyotes bought him out of the final two years of his contract in the off-season.
Scatchard subsequently took time off due to lingering concussion problems. Prior to the 2009–10 season, he was invited to the Vancouver Canucks' training camp but was released before the end of the pre-season. Shortly after the regular season began, he signed a one-year deal to return with the Predators organization.
|1993–94||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||47||9||11||20||46||10||2||1||3||4|
|1994–95||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||71||20||30||50||148||8||0||3||3||21|
|1995–96||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||59||19||28||47||146||7||1||8||9||14|
|1999–00||New York Islanders||NHL||44||12||14||26||93||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||New York Islanders||NHL||81||21||24||45||114||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||New York Islanders||NHL||80||12||15||27||111||7||1||1||2||22|
|2002–03||New York Islanders||NHL||81||27||18||45||108||5||1||0||1||6|
|2003–04||New York Islanders||NHL||61||9||16||25||78||5||0||1||1||6|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||3||0||1||1||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||8||0||1||1||6||—||—||—||—||—|
- Twitter.com: Dave Scatchard August 22nd, 2011.
- "Canucks, Flames pare rosters". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
- "Canucks to ink Mathieu Schneider while Scatchard get camp invite". team1040.ca. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-08-24.[permanent dead link]
- "Preds sign Scatchard to one-year deal". The Tennessean. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-07.[dead link]
- "Pair of veterans in Rivermen's mix". pjstar.com. 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2010-08-04.