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.