Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Tomlinson
Center Dave Tomlinson was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1989 Supplemental Draft in the midst of his four-year stay with Boston University.

In 1991 Tomlinson turned pro with the Maple Leaf organization but saw just six games of NHL action in the two years he spent with the club spending the rest of his time in the American Hockey League. In the summer of 1993 the Maple Leafs sold Tomlinson to the expansion Florida Panthers. Just days after acquiring Tomlinson the Panthers turned around and traded him to the Winnipeg Jets for Jason Cirone.

With the Jets, Tomlinson got his longest look at the NHL level. In 31 games with Winnipeg Tomlinson chipped in with his only points, scoring a goal and three assists. His limited production was not enough to entice the Jets into resigning him and he became a free agent at season's end.

Tomlinson ended up back with the Panthers when he inked a free agent deal on June 23rd, 1994. He spent two years in the organization and briefly returned to the big leagues when he played five matches during the 1994-95 lockout shortened season.

In 1996 Tomlinson elected to continue his career in Europe and joined the Mannheim Eagles of the German Elite League. With the Eagles Tomlinson provided steady offense hitting the 20-goal mark a few times and producing roughly a point a game during the next six seasons.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Summerland Buckaroos BCJHL 52 48 40 88 78
1986-87 Richmond Sockeyes BCJHL 51 43 65 108 75
1986-87 Richmond Sockeyes Cen-Cup 5 4 3 7 0
1987-88 Boston University Terriers H-East 34 16 20 36 28
1988-89 Boston University Terriers H-East 34 16 30 46 40
1989-90 Boston University Terriers H-East 43 15 22 37 53
1990-91 Boston University Terriers H-East 41 30 30 60 55
1991-92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -1
1991-92 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 75 23 34 57 75 12 4 5 9 6
1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
1992-93 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 70 36 48 84 115 9 1 4 5 8
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 31 1 3 4 24 -12
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 39 23 23 46 38 20 6 6 12 24
1994-95 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 78 38 72 110 79 10 7 3 10 8
1994-95 Florida Panthers NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -2
1995-96 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 81 39 57 96 127 17 4 12 16 18
1996-97 Adler Mannheim Germany 49 19 32 51 66 9 3 4 7 6
1997-98 Adler Mannheim Germany 44 20 30 50 58 10 4 11 15 10
1997-98 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 4 2 1 3 6
1998-99 Adler Mannheim Germany 49 12 27 39 74 12 7 3 10 12
1998-99 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 6 3 2 5 4 4 1 3 4 2
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 56 20 30 50 101 5 1 2 3 6
1999-00 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 5 2 1 3 8
2000-01 Adler Mannheim Germany 59 21 24 45 84 12 4 7 11 28
2001-02 Adler Mannheim Germany 33 9 16 25 26 12 1 2 3 8
2002-03 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 18 6 5 11 8 3 0 0 0 8
2003-04 Hamburg Freezers Germany 46 8 17 25 109 11 4 5 9 10
2004-05 Hamburg Freezers Germany 43 14 9 23 34 6 1 0 1 0
2005-06 EV Zug Swiss 2 0 1 1 0
2005-06 Krefeld Pinguine Germany 4 0 2 2 33 5 2 2 4 2
NHL Totals 42 1 3 4 28


IHL Second All-Star Team (1996) Traded to Florida by Toronto for cash, July 30, 1993. Traded to Winnipeg by Florida for Jason Cirone, August 3, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Florida, June 23, 1994.
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