Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Hrechkosy
Left-winger Dave Hrechkosy played four years with the California Golden Seals and St. Louis Blues in the 70s. He was a crafty goal scorer with good speed though his defensive play was not always strong.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Hrechkosy, played in the MJHL with the West Kildonen North Stars in 1969-70. The next year he scored 16 goals and was a tireless worker on the WCJHL's Winnipeg Jets. Undrafted and unsigned he pursued his pro aspirations in the EHL and AHL for two years while hoping to attract the attention of a big league club. After a solid all round year with the AHL's Rochester Americans in 1972-73, Hrechkosy signed with California.

The young winger played a couple of games for the Seals in 1973-74 but saw most of his ice time with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the WHL where he notched 36 goals. During the following season Hrechkosy broke through with 29 markers while playing on a line with Butch Williams and Dave Gardner. He dropped to nine goals the next season and was eventually relegated to the minors before a trade brought him to St. Louis. Hrechkosy was a utility player for parts of two seasons with the Blues then spent the remained of his career in the minors until he retired early in the 1979-80 schedule.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 West Kildonan North Stars MJHL 48 28 15 43 36
1969-70 Dauphin Kings M-Cup 5 1 1 2 2
1970-71 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 57 16 21 37 70 12 4 3 7 24
1971-72 New Haven Blades EHL 75 31 34 65 66 7 4 5 9 16
1971-72 Providence Reds AHL 7 3 0 3 2
1972-73 Rochester Americans AHL 70 15 24 39 48 4 0 2 2 8
1973-74 California Golden Seals NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1
1973-74 Salt Lake Golden Eagles WHL 78 36 35 71 58 5 2 1 3 10
1974-75 California Golden Seals NHL 72 29 14 43 25 -17
1975-76 California Golden Seals NHL 38 9 5 14 14 -15
1975-76 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 16 8 3 11 6
1975-76 St. Louis Blues NHL 13 3 3 6 0 +2 3 1 0 1 2
1976-77 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 1 2 3 2 0
1976-77 Kansas City Blues CHL 45 9 12 21 4 10 3 3 6 0
1977-78 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 55 5 12 17 11
1978-79 Saginaw Gears IHL 2 0 2 2 0
1978-79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 61 15 20 35 21 10 6 7 13 8
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 140 42 24 66 41 3 1 0 1 2


Traded to California by NY Rangers with Gary Coalter to complete transaction that sent Bert Marshall to NY Rangers (March 4, 1973), May 17, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by California for St. Louis' 5th round pick (Cal Sandbeck) in 1976 Amateur Draft and California's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, California selected Reg Kerr) in 1977 Amateur Draft, March 9, 1976.
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