Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Farrish
Defenseman Dave Farrish, born in Wingham, Ontario on August 1, 1956, spent three seasons playing junior in Sudbury with the Wolves before jumping straight to the NHL in 1976-77. He played 80 games with the New York Rangers that year scoring two goals and 19 points.

Farrish spent two more years on Broadway before he was claimed in the 1979 Expansion Draft. When the NHL absorbed four former World Hockey Association franchises that summer, their rosters were filled out with current NHLers and it was under this scenario that Farrish became a Quebec Nordique.

Farrish spent just four games on the Quebec blueline before a December 13, 1979 trade sent him to Toronto. Farrish played just 20 games with the Leafs that year, but by the next year he was a regular, playing 74 games. The next season, 1981-82, Farrish spent in the minors honing his game with the New Brunswick Hawks.

The Leafs called him back up for the bulk of the '82-'83 season and despite playing just 56 games, Farrish recorded a career-high four goals and 28 points. The following year, Farrish appeared in 59 games with the Leafs in what would prove to be his final NHL season.

Though he got another NHL contract, signing with the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent in October of 1985, he didn't crack the big team roster. Farrish played in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria during the last few years of his career. Returning from Europe in 1987-88, Farrish joined the American Hockey League to end his career. With just one game to his credit in 1989-90 with the Moncton Hawks, Farrish hung up his skates and retired from professional hockey.

Dave Farrish returned to the game as the Louisiana IceGators Head Coach and vice-president of hockey operations.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Stratford Warriors ON-Jr.B
1973-74 Sudbury Wolves OHA-Jr. 58 11 20 31 205 4 0 0 0 14
1974-75 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 60 20 44 64 258 14 3 4 7 32
1975-76 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 66 26 49 75 155 17 3 12 15 22
1976-77 New York Rangers NHL 80 2 17 19 102 -16
1977-78 New York Rangers NHL 66 3 5 8 62 -13 3 0 0 0 0
1977-78 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 10 0 3 3 4
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL 71 1 19 20 61 -3 7 0 2 2 14
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 14 4 10 14 17
1979-80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 1 8 9 30 +5 3 0 0 0 10
1979-80 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 20 3 1 4 22
1980-81 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 2 18 20 90 -7 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 67 13 24 37 80 15 4 5 9 20
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 4 24 28 38 +1
1982-83 St. Catharines Saints AHL 14 2 12 14 18
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 4 19 23 57 -13
1983-84 St. Catharines Saints AHL 4 0 2 2 6 7 0 1 1 4
1984-85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 68 4 12 16 56
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 74 5 17 22 78 18 0 4 4 24
1986-87 SC Riessersee Garmisch-Partenkirchen W.German 26 7 10 17 74
1986-87 HC Davos Swiss 10 8 9 17 7 2 8 10
1987-88 EC VSV Villach Austria 33 8 43 51 33
1987-88 HC Davos Swiss 7 1 6 7
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 30 4 14 18 26
1988-89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 60 2 13 15 62
1989-90 Moncton Hawks AHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 430 17 110 127 440 14 0 2 2 24


OMJHL First All-Star Team (1976)
AHL First All-Star Team (1982)
Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman - AHL) (1982)
Claimed by Quebec from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to Toronto by Quebec with Terry Martin for Reg Thomas, December 13, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 7, 1985.
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