Jean-François David

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Jean-François David
Born (1982-04-29) April 29, 1982 (age 35)
Blainville, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
Played for Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Hershey Bears
Manitoba Moose
Binghamton Senators
EHC Black Wings Linz
Dragons de Rouen
Springfield Falcons
Ducs d'Angers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2012

Jean-François David (born April 29, 1982, in Blainville, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. Most recently, he has served as an assistant coach with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

David played junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Shawinigan Cataractes. After four seasons with the team, he briefly turned pro in 2002, playing eleven games in the ECHL for the Trenton Titans and six games in the AHL for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers before returning to the QMJHL for the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.[1]

He played his first full pro season during in 2003–04, playing in the Central Hockey League for the Laredo Bucks where he won the Ray Miron President's Cup, the CHL championship trophy.[2] In 2004, he signed for the Danbury Thrashers of the United Hockey League, scoring 41 points in 78 league games. He also played 2 games in the AHL for the Hershey Bears. In 2005, David played 16 games for the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays before moving to Germany to play for 2nd Bundesliga side the Essen Moskitos. In 2006, he returned to the ECHL for the Texas Wildcatters. He scored 23 points in 19 games before moving back to the AHL, playing one game for the Manitoba Moose before finishing the season with the Binghamton Senators.[1]

In 2007, David returned to Europe, signing for Austrian side Black Wings Linz. In 2008, David moved to France and signed with Dragons de Rouen. In 2009 David returned to North American and began the 2009–10 season with Elmira Jackals in the ECHL playing 20 games registering a goal and five assists along with 10 PIMs, before joining the Springfield Falcons.[3] He then split the 2010-11 season in the ECHL for the Bakersfield Condors and then Florida Everblades before returning to France for Ducs d'Angers.

Coaching[edit]

David announced his retirement as a player on June 4, 2012 and was hired as an assistant coach of the QMJHL's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.[4] With the Screaming Eagles, David worked with the team's defencemen. David left the team after one season, citing a desire to be closer to his family in Quebec.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 71 7 11 18 90 13 5 2 7 10
2000–01 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 65 14 38 52 160 10 2 4 6 14
2001–02 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 70 21 49 70 164 10 2 12 14 22
2002–03 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 32 11 28 39 98 12 2 6 8 16
2002–03 Trenton Titans ECHL 11 0 5 5 16
2002–03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 6 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Laredo Bucks CHL 57 10 24 34 105 16 1 4 5 43
2004–05 Danbury Trashers UHL 78 9 32 41 126 11 2 6 8 8
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2005–06 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 16 4 10 14 25
2005–06 Essen Moskitos 2.GBun 27 6 14 20 62
2006–07 Texas Wildcatters ECHL 19 3 20 23 57 9 3 2 5 43
2006–07 Manitoba Moose AHL 1 0 1 1 2
2006–07 Binghamton Senators AHL 44 5 14 19 62
2007–08 EHC Black Wings Linz EBEL 46 3 19 22 85 8 1 1 2 34
2008–09 Dragons de Rouen FRA 23 2 24 26 60 6 1 7 8 32
2009–10 Elmira Jackals ECHL 20 1 6 7 10
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 27 1 7 8 10
2010–11 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 39 7 15 22 59
2011–12 Ducs d'Angers FRA 23 4 11 15 47 5 2 2 4 6
AHL totals 80 6 22 28 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jean-Francois David's career statistics". Hockey DB.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Past Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Champions". Central Hockey League.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  3. ^ "#3 - Jean-Francois David - Defense". The Reminder.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  4. ^ "J.F. Davids announced as new Screaming Eagles assistant coach". Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Screaming Eagles assistant coach David not returning". Cape Breton Post. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 

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