David Bruce (ice hockey)

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David Bruce
Born (1964-10-07) October 7, 1964 (age 52)
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1983
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1984–1999

David Bruce (born October 7, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played for the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and San Jose Sharks of the NHL.

Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Bruce played his junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers from 1982 to 1984. After his first season, Bruce was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He turned professional in 1984 with the Fredericton Express AHL affiliate of Vancouver. Bruce made his NHL debut in the 1985–86 season with the Canucks. Bruce played in the Canucks' organization until 1990, when he signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues. He played one season in the Blues' organization before being chosen in the 1991 NHL Expansion Draft by the new San Jose Sharks. Bruce played the 1991–92 season with the Sharks, his last full season in the NHL. He remained in the Sharks' organization until 1998 when he chose to go to Europe to play with the EV Landshut of the German League. He retired after the season.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A P PIM
1982–83 Kitchener Rangers OHL 67 36 35 71 199 12 7 9 16 27
1983–84 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 52 40 92 203 10 5 8 13 20
1984–85 Fredericton Express AHL 56 14 11 25 104 5 0 0 0 37
1985–86 Fredericton Express AHL 66 25 16 41 151 2 0 1 1 12
1985–86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 0 1 1 14 1 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Fredericton Express AHL 17 7 6 13 73
1986–87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 50 9 7 16 109
1987–88 Fredericton Express AHL 30 27 18 45 115
1987–88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 28 7 3 10 57
1988–89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 53 7 7 14 65
1989–90 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 68 40 35 75 148 6 5 3 8 0
1990–91 Peoria Rivermen IHL 60 64 52 116 78 18 18 11 29 40
1990–91 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 1 2 3 14 2 0 0 0 2
1991–92 Kansas City Blades IHL 7 5 5 10 6
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 60 22 16 38 46
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 17 2 3 5 33
1993–94 Kansas City Blades IHL 72 40 24 64 115
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Kansas City Blades IHL 63 33 25 58 80
1995–96 Kansas City Blades IHL 62 27 26 53 84 1 0 0 0 8
1996–97 Kansas City Blades IHL 79 45 24 69 90 3 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Kansas City Blades IHL 54 20 12 32 58 11 3 2 5 21
1998–99 EV Landshut DEL 44 4 9 13 20
NHL totals 234 48 39 87 338 3 0 0 0 2

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