David Shand

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David Shand
Tom Lysiak celebrates with Dave Shand (center) and Harold Phillipoff after a goal against the Colorado Rockies in 1978
Born (1956-08-11) August 11, 1956 (age 62)
Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Atlanta Flames
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 8th overall, 1976
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 18th overall, 1976
Calgary Cowboys
Playing career 1976–1989

David Alistair "Dave" Shand (born August 11, 1956) is a Canadian retired ice hockey defenceman. Drafted in 1976 by both the Atlanta Flames of the National Hockey League and the Calgary Cowboys of the World Hockey Association, Shand also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.

Hockey career[edit]

Shand was born in Cold Lake, Alberta and raised in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. As a youth, he played in the 1967 and 1968 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Borden, Saskatchewan.[1] He was selected in the first round of the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft by the Atlanta Flames, as the eighth overall pick.

On April 1, 1978, he tied the Flames franchise single-game record (since broken) for assists in one game with four, versus the New York Rangers. He had previously tied the Flames franchise single-game record (since broken) with three assists in a period, versus the Rangers on January 20, 1978. Shand missed the start of 1984-85 season with a cracked sinus bone and facial laceration, suffered when he was hit below his left eye by a Scott Stevens shot during Washington's 1984 training camp. He retired from hockey in 1989.

Post-playing career[edit]

Dave Shand was an assistant coach for the University of Michigan men's hockey team under head coach Red Berenson from 1989 to 1993. During his tenure as assistant coach, the team went to three straight Frozen Four college hockey tournaments.

Shand holds several degrees, including a law degree from the University of Michigan. Shand has also taught sports law at the university's division of Kinesiology.

Shand hosted In The Locker Room, a morning drive radio show on WTKA out of Ann Arbor, Michigan until April 23, 2007. Shand's commentaries and his life's stories were featured regularly during the radio show.

According to Michigan football blog MVictors.com,[2] Shand was fired from WTKA because he criticized the University of Michigan, and the athletic director of the university threatened to pull coverage of Michigan football from the radio station unless he was fired.[better source needed]

Following his departure from WTKA, Shand began practicing law. He is well known in Michigan as a prominent attorney in private practice.


  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  2. ^ ""Bill Martin Had Me Fired"". MVictors.com. 27 April 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2015.

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Preceded by
Richard Mulhern
Atlanta Flames first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Harold Phillipoff