Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Richard David
A three-time 50 goal scorer as a Junior left winger Richard David was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens but scooped up the World Hockey Association's Quebec Nordiques as an underage free agent in 1978. David, born in Notre Dame de la Salette, Quebec on April 8th, 1958 made his pro debut during the final season of the WHA's existence then joined the NHL when the Nordiques were absorbed in 1979.

David played 10 scoreless games during the 1979-80 season then spent the entire 1980-81 campaign in the minors trying to find his game. During the 1981-82 season his scoring touch returned and David led the American Hockey League with 51 goals. He also resurfaced in the NHL that year playing 5 more games with Quebec and scoring his first points, a goal and an assist. In 1982-83 he enjoyed his longest stretch in the bigs playing 16 games and scoring 3 goals and 6 points.

Richard David left the game of hockey at seasons end.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Hull Festivals QMJHL 65 24 22 46 16
1974-75 Hull Festivals QMJHL 23 4 8 12 36
1974-75 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 34 13 15 28 64
1975-76 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 25 17 18 35 41
1975-76 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 48 36 50 86 33 10 8 13 21 20
1976-77 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 66 52 58 110 76
1977-78 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 69 50 61 111 87 13 17 16 33 7
1977-78 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs M-Cup 4 3 2 5 0
1978-79 Quebec Nordiques WHA 14 0 4 4 4
1978-79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 10 5 2 7 2
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 10 0 0 0 2 -2
1979-80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 66 29 32 61 36 4 0 1 1 0
1980-81 HC Lausanne Swiss
1980-81 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Erie Blades EHL 32 10 32 42 47 8 5 5 10 6
1981-82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 5 1 1 2 4 -3 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Fredericton Express AHL 74 51 32 83 18
1982-83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 16 3 3 6 4 -2
1982-83 Fredericton Express AHL 48 20 36 56 17 12 9 3 12 6
1983-84
1984-85 HC Sierre Swiss-2
NHL Totals 31 4 4 8 10 1 0 0 0 0


QMJHL East First All-Star Team (1976)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
Signed as an underage free agent by Quebec (WHA), June, 1978. Rights retained by Quebec prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.
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