Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Kryskow
Dave Kryskow was a left-winger with solid all round skills who played with four different teams in the 1960s. He shifted from being a goal scorer in junior to working the boards and playing sound defensive hockey in the NHL.

The native of Edmonton, Alberta starred with the hometown Oil Kings of the WCJHL for two years. After scoring 42 goals in 1970-71 he was selected 26th overall by the Chicago Black Hawks in the NHL Amateur Draft. He spent his first pro season gaining valuable experience with the Dallas Black Hawks of the CHL. In 1972-73 he was a top scorer for Dallas and received an eleven-game look in Chicago.

Kryskow was elevated to the NHL on a full time basis in 1973-74. He scored just 19 points but was a solid checker in coach Billy Reay's disciplined system. Chicago lost Kryskow to the expansion Washington Capitals. The young forward struggled with the adjustment from one of the league's well-organized clubs to a young team in disarray most nights.

After playing 51 games with Washington, Kryskow was sent to Detroit for veteran forward Jack Lynch. Another trade sent him to Atlanta and he registered a career-best 40 points in the Deep South in 1975-76. Kryskow closed out his pro career in the World Hockey Association with the Calgary Cowboys and Winnipeg Jets where he was allowed to play a more offensive role before retiring in 1978.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Saskatoon Blades WCJHL 28 4 25 29 57
1969-70 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 22 8 8 16 24 6 0 6 6 24
1970-71 Edmonton Oil Kings WCJHL 65 42 45 87 149 17 16 17 33 30
1970-71 Edmonton Oil Kings M-Cup 2 0 0 0 10
1971-72 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 55 9 18 27 85 3 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 11 1 0 1 0 -1 3 2 0 2 0
1972-73 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 52 34 28 62 110 7 2 3 5 4
1973-74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 72 7 12 19 22 +5 7 0 0 0 2
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 51 9 15 24 83 -28
1974-75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 1 4 5 4 -2
1975-76 Atlanta Flames NHL 79 15 25 40 65 -6 2 0 0 0 2
1976-77 Calgary Cowboys WHA 45 16 17 33 47
1976-77 Tidewater Sharks SHL 37 16 23 39 95
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 71 20 21 41 16 9 4 4 8 2
NHL Totals 231 33 56 89 174 12 2 0 2 4


CHL First All-Star Team (1973) Selected by Edmonton (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Washington from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Traded to Detroit by Washington for Jack Lynch, February 8, 1975. Traded to Atlanta by Detroit for Bryan Hextall Jr., June 5, 1975. WHA rights traded to Calgary (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) for future considerations, September, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA) after Calgary (WHA) franchise folded, November, 1977.
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