Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Lumley
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 Richmond Hill Rams ON-Jr.A 44 18 46 64 115
1973-74 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 31 12 19 31 38
1974-75 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 26 12 26 38 56
1975-76 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 30 9 32 41 55
1976-77 U. of New Hampshire ECAC 39 22 38 60 42
1977-78 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 58 22 21 43 58 2 0 1 1 5
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 61 22 58 80 160 10 6 8 14 35
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 20 38 58 138 +15 3 1 0 1 12
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 53 7 9 16 74 -15 7 1 0 1 4
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 32 42 74 96 +12 5 2 1 3 21
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 13 24 37 158 +19 16 0 0 0 19
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 56 6 15 21 68 +14 19 2 5 7 44
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 48 8 20 28 98 -17
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 1 3 4 13 -1 8 0 0 0 29
1985-86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 11 9 20 35 +13 3 0 2 2 2
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 437 98 160 258 680 61 6 8 14 131


AHL Second All-Star Team (1979) Traded to Edmonton by Montreal with Dan Newman for Edmonton's 2nd round choice (Ric Nattress) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 13, 1979. Claimed by Hartford from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, October 9, 1984. Claimed on waivers by Edmonton from Hartford, February 6, 1985.
Officially announced his retirement, November 5, 1986.