Dave Smith (ice hockey)

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Dave Smith
Born (1968-11-21) November 21, 1968 (age 49)
Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Binghamton Rangers
Dayton Bombers
Fort Wayne Komets
Detroit Vipers
Los Angeles Ice Dogs
Orlando Solar Bears
San Antonio Dragons
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1992–1998
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Current position
Title Head coach
Team RPI
Conference ECAC Hockey
Record 6–27–4 (.216)
Playing career
1988–1992 Ohio State
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–2000 Miami (assistant)
2000–2002 Bowling Green (assistant)
2002–2005 Mercyhurst (assistant)
2005–2017 Canisius
2017–present RPI
Head coaching record
Overall 178–250–63 (.427)
Tournaments 0–1 (.000)
Accomplishments and honors
2013 Atlantic Hockey Tournament
2017 Atlantic Hockey

David Smith (born November 21, 1968) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the NCAA RPI Engineers men's ice hockey team,[1] a position he has held since the 2017–18 season.

Smith was a member of the 1992–93 Turner Cup champions, the Fort Wayne Komets.

Coaching career[edit]

In 1998, following a six-year professional minor league career, Smith joined the coaching staff of the Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team as an assistant. He also served as an assistant coach with Bowling Green State University, and Mercyhurst University, before being hired on April 15, 2005 as the head coach at Canisius College.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Canisius Golden Griffins (Atlantic Hockey) (2005–2017)
2005–06 Canisius 10–23–2 8–18–2 7th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2006–07 Canisius 9–23–3 9–16–3 8th Atlantic Hockey Play-In
2007–08 Canisius 11–20–6 10–13–5 t-6th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2008–09 Canisius 15–16–6 12–12–4 5th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2009–10 Canisius 17–15–5 13–11–4 5th Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
2010–11 Canisius 13–19–6 10–12–5 8th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2011–12 Canisius 10–22–4 10–14–4 9th Atlantic Hockey First Round
2012–13 Canisius 19–19–5 12–13–2 t-7th NCAA East Regional Semifinals
2013–14 Canisius 17–21–3 11–13–3 t-7th Atlantic Hockey Runner-Up
2014–15 Canisius 18–12–7 15–7–6 2nd Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
2015–16 Canisius 12–22–5 10–13–5 t-6th Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals
2016–17 Canisius 21–11–7 18–4–6 1st Atlantic Hockey Semifinals
Canisius: 172–223–59 138–146–49
Rensselaer Engineers (ECAC Hockey) (2017–present)
2017–18 Rensselaer 6–27–4 4–16–2 11th ECAC First Round
Rensselaer: 6–27–4 4–16–2
Total: 178–250–63

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Frank Serratore
Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
Rick Gotkin