Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Dunn
Born on August 19, 1948 in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Dave Dunn spent four seasons patrolling the blue line for the University of Saskatchewan before taking his act on the road with the AHL's Rochester Americans for the 1970-71 season. Early on in the '71-'72 season, he signed a free agent contract with the Vancouver Canucks and moved on to the Seattle Totems of the WHL for the bulk of that season.

In his first full year of play with the Totems, Dunn took a major step forward, scoring 19 goals from the blue line and accumulating 75 points in just 63 games. He was named the WHL First All-Star Team and was awarded the Hal Laycoe Cup for the top defenseman in the league. The Canucks were convinced that Dunn was ready for the next level, and he became an NHL regular the following year.

Dunn posted very respectable numbers in his rookie season, scoring eleven goals and 33 points in 1973-74. Just one game into his second NHL season, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Garry Monahan and John Grisdale. With the Leafs, Dunn played 72 games, but his offensive output slipped to just 14 points. He split his second season with the Maple Leafs between Toronto and their farm club in Oklahoma.

With his NHL stock falling, Dunn signed with the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association for the 1976-77 season. However, the change of scenery didn't change Dunn's fortunes, and after two seasons with the Jets, Dave Dunn retired from professional hockey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1965-66 Wapella Hawks SIHA
1966-67 University of Saskatchewan WCIAA 14 3 7 10 12
1967-68 University of Saskatchewan WCIAA 16 2 5 7 21
1968-69 University of Saskatchewan WCIAA 20 4 10 14 50
1969-70 University of Saskatchewan WCIAA 14 14 8 22 22
1970-71 Rochester Americans AHL 56 2 13 15 74
1971-72 Rochester Americans AHL 8 1 0 1 18
1971-72 Seattle Totems WHL 46 10 12 22 104
1972-73 Seattle Totems WHL 63 19 56 75 147
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 68 11 22 33 76 -13
1974-75 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 11 0
1974-75 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 72 3 11 14 142 -10 7 1 1 2 24
1975-76 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 0 8 8 84 -5 3 0 0 0 17
1975-76 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 9 1 7 8 10
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 40 3 11 14 129 20 4 4 8 23
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 66 6 20 26 79 9 1 2 3 0
NHL Totals 184 14 41 55 313 10 1 1 2 41


WHL First All-Star Team (1973)
Hal Laycoe Cup (Outstanding Defenseman - WHL) (1973)
Signed as a free agent by Vancouver September 20, 1970. Traded to Toronto by Vancouver for Garry Monahan and John Grisdale, October 16, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA), September, 1976.
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