Right-winger Dave Lumley played over 400 NHL games for three different teams in the 1970s and '80s. He recorded two 20-goals seasons, was a factor on the power play, and played the agitator's role effectively.
The Toronto native was selected 199th overall by the Montreal Canadiens after a solid freshman year at the University of New Hampshire in 1973-74. He played three more years with the Wildcats before making his pro debut with the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs in 1977-78. Lumley played three games for the Habs in 1978-79 but spent most of his time on the farm where he recorded 80 points and was named to the AHL second all-star team.
In June 1979, Lumley was traded to the Edmonton Oilers where he was given a chance to show what he could do in the NHL. Lumley responded with 20 goals while playing an abrasive style of hockey. He was somewhat inconsistent during his five years with the club but did score 32 goals in 1981-82 playing with Matti Hagman and Mark Messier. That same season, he garnered a fair bit of attention after scoring at least one goal in twelve straight games, the fifth longest streak in league history. Two years later, Lumley registered seven points in 19 playoff games as Edmonton won its first Stanley Cup.
The enigmatic winger began the 1984-85 season by playing 48 games with the Hartford Whalers. In February 1985 he was picked up on waivers by the Oilers and was on hand when they repeated as Cup titleists. Lumley saw spot duty for the club in 1985-86 then retired after playing one game in 1986-87.