Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Hoyda
Left-winger Dave Hoyda spent four years in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets in the 70s and 80s. He was a hard-nosed grinder who could create scoring chances by driving hard to the net.

The Edmonton native played in the AJHL with the home town Mets in 1973-74 then shifted over to the Spruce Grove Mets. Part way through the 1975-76 season he joined the WCJHL's Edmonton Oil Kings. Hoyda was taken 53rd overall by the Flyers in 1977 after registering 42 points and 220 penalty minutes for the Portland Winter Hawks.

The young forward showed plenty of spunk in 41 games as a rookie in 1977-78 and also spent some time working on his game with the AHL's Maine Mariners. The next year Hoyda recorded 16 points and was a tireless worker on Philly's fourth line with Ken Linseman and Dennis Vervegaert.

By the summer of 1979, the Flyers were looking at a few other young players so Hoyda was left exposed in the Expansion Draft following the NHL/WHA merger. He was picked by the Winnipeg Jets and played 24 games over the next two years for them. He ended up seeing more ice time with the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL and retired in 1981.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Edmonton Mets AJHL 28 0 1 1 56
1974-75 Spruce Grove Mets AJHL 59 25 31 56 141 12 7 6 13 42
1974-75 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 1 0 0 0 2
1974-75 Spruce Grove Mets Cen-Cup
1975-76 Spruce Grove Mets AJHL 4 3 3 6 37
1975-76 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 43 5 18 23 170 5 0 1 1 23
1976-77 Portland Winter Hawks WCJHL 61 16 26 42 220 10 7 2 9 22
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 1 3 4 119 -5 9 0 0 0 17
1977-78 Maine Mariners AHL 31 4 5 9 112
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 3 13 16 138 +2 3 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 15 1 1 2 35 -4
1979-80 Tulsa Oilers CHL 32 11 6 17 89
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 9 1 0 1 7 0
1980-81 Tulsa Oilers CHL 42 13 22 35 118
NHL Totals 132 6 17 23 299 12 0 0 0 17


Claimed by Winnipeg from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.
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