Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David Sacco
Right-winger David Sacco played briefly with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the mid-90s. He was a quick player with goal scoring ability but ended up being more suitable for the larger ice surface in Europe and the more wide open play in the minors.

Born in Malden, Massachusetts, the younger brother of Joe Sacco was chosen 195th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1988 out of Medford High School. He then starred at Boston University and represented the United States at the 1993 World Championships. Sacco was named an NCAA first team all-American and voted on to the Hockey East first all-star team twice each. The young winger also opted to spend several months with the national team and took part in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.

Following the Olympics, Sacco played briefly for Toronto then in the AHL with St. John's. In September, 1994 he was traded to Anaheim for forward Terry Yake and was a decent role player for parts of two seasons. He was eventually returned to the minors then played for the SC Bern club before retiring in 1997.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Medford High Mustangs High-MA
1988-89 Boston University Terriers H-East 35 14 29 43 40
1989-90 Boston University Terriers H-East 3 0 4 4 2
1990-91 Boston University Terriers H-East 40 21 40 61 24
1991-92 Boston University Terriers H-East 34 13 32 45 30
1992-93 Boston University Terriers H-East 40 25 37 62 86
1992-93 United States WC-A 6 0 0 0 0
1993-94 United States Nat-Tm 32 8 20 28 88
1993-94 United States Olympics 8 3 5 8 12
1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 1 1 2 4 -2
1993-94 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 5 3 1 4 2
1994-95 San Diego Gulls IHL 45 11 25 36 57 4 3 1 4 0
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 8 0 2 2 0 -3
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 23 4 10 14 18 +1
1995-96 Baltimore Bandits AHL 25 14 16 30 18 2 0 1 1 4
1996-97 Baltimore Bandits AHL 51 18 38 56 30 1 0 2 2 0
1997-98 SC Bern Swiss 16 5 12 17 47
1997-98 SC Bern EuroHL 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 35 5 13 18 22


Brother of Joe
NCAA East First All-American Team (1992, 1993)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1992, 1993)
Traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Terry Yake, September 28, 1994. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 6, 1996.