Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Cressman
Left-winger Dave Cressman took a year off hockey following his junior career that he spent with his hometown junior club in Kitchener, Ontario. After his season away from the game Cressman returned to play two seasons of Senior hockey with the Galt Hornets then jumped to the International Hockey League in 1973. Cressman played one season for the Saginaw Gears then moved on to the American Hockey League for the 1973-74 campaign. While with the AHL's New Haven Nighthawks Cressman got a call up from the Minnesota North Stars, the team that drafted him 1970.

Cressman played five games for Minnesota and scored a pair of goals. The following season, 1975-76, Cressman was with the North Stars for the full year playing all 80 games. Despite the large increase in games played Cressman's goal total only improved to four and his points to 12. The following year he was back in the minors with the Nighthawks.

Cressman spent his final year, the 1977-78 season back in Senior hockey with the Cambridge Hornets.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Kitchener Greenshirts ON-Jr.B
1967-68 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 1 0 3 3 0 19 0 1 1 2
1968-69 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 54 29 26 55 33
1969-70 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 50 18 39 57 69 6 3 7 10 4
1970-71 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr.
1971-72 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr. 40 19 34 53 24
1972-73 Galt Hornets OHA-Sr. 19 2 6 8 20
1973-74 Saginaw Gears IHL 75 32 35 67 49 9 5 3 8 37
1974-75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 2 0 2 4 +2
1974-75 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 66 11 15 26 41 16 7 14 21 6
1975-76 Minnesota North Stars NHL 80 4 8 12 33 -4
1976-77 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 80 25 31 56 64 6 1 0 1 4
1977-78 Cambridge Hornets OHA-Sr. 25 9 11 20 4
NHL Totals 85 6 8 14 37


IHL Second All-Star Team (1974) Sat out entire 1970-71 season to attend University of Guelph, September, 1970.
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