Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Shand
As an amateur player, Dave Shand split his course between two typically conflicting paths: university versus Junior A. He started out with the University of Michigan Wolverines in 1973-74 but changed his direction the following year by joining the Peterborough Petes of the OHA. There he put in a season and a half and really made a positive impression on NHL scouts, especially the ones working for Atlanta. When the Amateur Draft of 1976 got underway, the Flames made him their first choice.

Shand made his premiere as a pro with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL. He lasted but nine games with the club before the Flames brought him to Georgia for keeps. Over his four seasons with the club, he performed quite well as an occasional playmaker and stay-at-home defender who fared well on the plus/minus scale.

But in 1980-81, the stable phase of is career came to a close. He was dispatched to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he hung in for most of one season before being demoted to the minors for two years. It wasn't until the Leafs traded the rearguard's rights to the Washington Capitals that Shand got one final kick at the NHL can. In 1983-84, he put in 72 games of robust hockey and sound defensive coverage in his own zone. But the following year saw his big-league demise. He appeared in only 13 games before being demoted to the Binghamton Whalers of the AHL.

In 1985-86, he was invited to play hockey in Europe. Tired of the professional grind in North America, he jumped at the chance to try his hand at international style hockey. In all, he put in four seasons in Klagenfurt, Austria before hanging up his blades for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Camp Borden Forces Minor-ON
1972-73 Toronto Nationals ON-Jr.B
1973-74 University of Michigan WCHA 34 2 8 10 50
1974-75 University of Michigan WCHA 10 0 4 4 20
1974-75 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 33 4 11 15 30 11 1 4 5 17
1975-76 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 62 9 37 46 169
1976-77 Atlanta Flames NHL 55 5 11 16 62 +21 3 0 0 0 33
1976-77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 9 0 5 5 21
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 2 23 25 94 +23 2 0 0 0 4
1977-78 Canada WEC-A 10 0 3 3 6
1978-79 Atlanta Flames NHL 79 4 22 26 64 +23 2 0 0 0 20
1978-79 Canada WEC-A 7 0 0 0 8
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 74 3 7 10 104 +1 4 0 1 1 0
1980-81 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 0 4 4 60 -14 3 0 0 0 0
1980-81 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1981-82 Cincinnati Tigers CHL 76 8 37 45 206 4 0 4 4 9
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 1 2 +2 4 1 0 1 13
1982-83 St. Catharines Saints AHL 69 9 32 41 154
1983-84 Washington Capitals NHL 72 4 15 19 124 +23 8 0 1 1 13
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 1 1 2
1984-85 Washington Capitals NHL 13 1 1 2 34 +1
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 8 0 1 1 10
1985-86 Klagenfurter AC Austria 44 11 21 32 110
1986-87 Klagenfurter AC Austria 26 4 21 25 95
1987-88 Klagenfurter AC Austria 21 1 18 19 73
1988-89 Klagenfurter AC Austria 39 5 25 30 98
NHL Totals 421 19 84 103 544 26 1 2 3 83


OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1976)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Toronto by Calgary with Calgary's 3rd round choice (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Torrie Robertson) in 1980 Entry Draft for Toronto's 2nd round choice (Kevin LaVallee) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 10, 1980. Traded to Washington by Toronto for Lee Norwood, October 6, 1983.