Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Hynes
Left-winger Dave Hynes spent parts of two seasons with the Boston Bruins in the mid-70s. He was an excellent goal scorer who enjoyed quite a bit of success in college, the minors and on the international stage.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Hynes was chosen 56th overall by Boston in 1971 after his freshman year at Harvard University. He returned for two more years of school then spent a few games with the US national team late in the 1972-73 schedule. The talented forward was named to the ECAC second all-star team in 1972 and also named an NCAA east first team all-American. Hynes played three games for Boston in 1973-74 then scored 35 goals for the AHL's Boston Braves. The next year scored four goals in 19 NHL games and upped his AHL output to 42 goals on the Rochester Americans.

After scoring 37 goals for Rochester in 1975-76 and being named to the AHL first all-star team, Hynes joined the WHA's New England Whalers. Two months into the season he was demoted to the AHL's Rhode Island Reds. That spring he notched seven points in ten games for the US when they finished sixth at the 1977 World Championships. Hynes retired in 1978 after averaging a point per game for the Springfield Indians of the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Harvard Crimson ECAC 27 26 26 52 16
1971-72 Harvard Crimson ECAC 25 23 31 54 40
1972-73 Harvard Crimson ECAC 12 15 19 34 12
1972-73 United States Nat-Tm 7 9 6 15
1973-74 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Boston Braves AHL 73 35 37 72 22
1974-75 Boston Bruins NHL 19 4 0 4 2 +3
1974-75 Rochester Americans AHL 59 42 35 77 33 12 2 7 9 6
1975-76 Rochester Americans AHL 63 37 30 67 20 7 3 2 5 11
1976-77 New England Whalers WHA 22 5 4 9 4
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 46 22 15 37 8
1976-77 United States WEC-A 10 3 4 7 10
1977-78 Springfield Indians AHL 46 16 30 46 6 4 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 22 4 0 4 2


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1972)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1972)
AHL First All-Star Team (1976)
Signed as a free agent by New England (WHA), August, 1976.