Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Reierson
Dave Reierson is one of the few players to hail from Bashaw, the Cheese Capital of Western Canada. The small prairie town made the decision to build an arena in 1974 and that was where Reierson learned the basics of the game. Reierson moved on to play junior hockey with the Prince Albert Raiders.

While with the Raiders he played in the first two Viking Cups, an international Junior/College/University hockey tournament staged at Augustana University College in Alberta. Both times the Terry Simpson coached Raiders were runner-up to the Cup winner. In 1982 the Calgary Flames drafted Reierson 29th overall but it would be almost seven years before he would suit up with the NHL club. In the interim he attended and played for Michigan Tech.

Following his American college days he joined he joined the Canadian National Team. Dave made his professional debut in the 1987 AHL playoffs for the Monton Golden Flames. Unfortunately, Reierson was not prepared for the grind of the AHL playoffs and the Flames were eliminated in six games by the Adirondack Red Wings. After nearly two seasons, and a Turner Cup victory with Salt Lake, Dave Reierson finally got his shot with the Calgary Flames. Injuries to the Calgary blue line corps had prompted his call up for the February 11, 1989 game against the Washington Capials. Reierson did not see any ice time and was still waiting to play as the week was ending. Finally, on February 18, 1989, he skated during the Flames 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins. While not being an embarrassment, Reirson drew a holding penalty at 10:19 of the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The next day he was returned to the Salt Lake Golden Eagles.

Reierson played most of the 1990s in Europe. He began the decade with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish league and two seasons later switched to HC Amiens in France. Dave left Les Gothiques for two seasons to play in the German league. The bankruptcy of EHC Hannover forced him to move to Augsburger EV to complete the 1995-96 season. In 1996 Dave returned to HC Amiens, where his play contributed Les Gothiques claiming their first Elite League title in a sweep of Reims. Dave Reierson retired as a player at the end of that 1998-99 championship season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Prince Albert Raiders SJHL 73 14 39 53
1980-81 Prince Albert Raiders Cen-Cup
1981-82 Prince Albert Raiders SJHL 60 20 51 71 163 27 3 25 28 42
1982-83 Michigan Tech Huskies CCHA 38 2 14 16 52
1983-84 Michigan Tech Huskies CCHA 38 4 15 19 63
1984-85 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 36 5 27 32 76
1985-86 Michigan Tech Huskies WCHA 39 7 16 23 51
1986-87 Canada Nat-Tm 61 1 17 18 36
1986-87 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 6 0 1 1 12
1987-88 Canada Nat-Tm 32 2 8 10 18
1987-88 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 48 10 19 29 42 16 2 14 16 30
1988-89 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 2 +1
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 76 7 46 53 70 13 1 8 9 12
1989-90 Tappara Tampere Finland 32 7 5 12 28 7 0 2 2 12
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 6 0 1 1 0
1990-91 Canada Nat-Tm 8 0 1 1 6
1990-91 Tappara Tampere Finland 41 1 8 9 18 3 0 0 0 2
1991-92 HC Amiens France 14 2 6 8 28 20 6 8 14 12
1992-93 HC Amiens France 14 14 12 26 18
1993-94 HC Amiens France 26 12 18 30 36 6 1 5 6 8
1994-95 EC Hannover Germany 43 8 14 22 38 5 1 0 1 2
1995-96 EC Hannover Germany 37 5 11 16 28
1995-96 Augsburger Panther Germany 7 2 2 4 6 7 1 1 2 4
1996-97 HC Amiens France 31 5 10 15 30 10 2 0 2 8
1997-98 HC Amiens France 40 10 20 30 48
1997-98 HC Amiens EuroHL 6 1 2 3 8
1998-99 HC Amiens France 48 10 15 25 61
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 2


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