David Longstaff

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David Longstaff
David Longstaff Guildford Flames.jpg
Born (1974-08-26) 26 August 1974 (age 43)
Whitley Bay, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NIHL team
Former teams
Whitley Warriors
Guilford Flames,
Sheffield Steelers,
Newcastle Warriors,
Djurgården,
Manchester Storm,
Newcastle Vipers,
Sierre
National team  Great Britain
Playing career 1989–present

David Longstaff (born 26 August 1974) is a British ice hockey forward. He is the Player Coach of the Whitley Warriors of the National Ice Hockey League.[1]

After starting his career with his hometown club, Whitley Bay Warriors, Longstaff moved to the Sheffield Steelers in 1995, enjoying several victories and success in a variety of league and play-off games. Longstaff has previously been awarded Young Player of the Year and Superleague Player of the Year.[2] Longstaff then moved to Sweden in 2001, spending one season in the Elitserien with Djurgårdens IF before returning to the UK, signing with the Newcastle Vipers in 2002. He also had brief spells with the Manchester Storm and in Switzerland with HC Sierre-Anniviers. He returned to the Vipers in 2003 before joining the Guildford Flames prior to the 2010/11 season. Longstaff became the first man to reach 100 caps for Great Britain on 10 November against Romania in a 3-0 win in the qualifiers for the Winter Olympics.

David has since left the Guildford Flames and returned home to the north east in 2015 where he is now the player coach for the Whitley Warriors.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Player Profiles > David Longstaff". Ice Hockey UK. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-16.