Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Orleski
Left-winger Dave Orleski made it into a couple of games for the Montreal Canadiens in the early 80s. He was a tough player physically but was also capable of scoring when the opportunity presented itself.

The 6'4" native of Edmonton, Alberta played with the local Midgets in 1975-76 before joining the New Westminster Bruins of the WCJHL. He was an integral part of the Bruins' consecutive Memorial Cup wins in 1977 and 1978. After scoring 66 points and representing Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1979, Orleski was drafted 79th overall by the Montreal Canadiens.

Apart from his two games with the Habs, Orleski spent most his six pro seasons as a regular on the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs. His best year was 1982-83 with 67 points in 68 games. Orleski retired early in the 1984-85 season after playing two games for the Voyageurs.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Edmonton Mets AAHA
1976-77 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 62 8 14 22 29 14 3 4 7 8
1976-77 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 5 2 2 4 14
1977-78 New Westminster Bruins WCJHL 64 15 35 50 132 14 12 9 21 28
1978-79 New Westminster Bruins WHL 71 27 39 66 128 8 3 4 7 2
1978-79 Canada WJC-A 5 2 0 2 0
1979-80 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 70 24 24 48 32 6 0 2 2 0
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 37 8 13 21 44 6 2 1 3 7
1981-82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 64 14 23 37 15 9 1 2 3 6
1982-83 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 68 30 37 67 28 3 1 0 1 0
1983-84 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 20 6 9 15 14 12 2 2 4 0
1983-84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 3 0 1 1 4
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 2 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 0


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