Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Silk
As a member of the most celebrated American hockey team in history, Dave Silk collected a gold medal for his teams "Miracle on Ice" performance by university players in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid, New York.

Silk was a New Englander who played hockey at Thayer Academy in Braintree and went on to play at Boston University where he was named to the NCAA's Championship all-tournament team in both 1977 and 1978. He was selected by the New York Rangers 59th overall in the '78 Amateur Draft. Silk played for the United States National team in 1979-80 and then went on to the Olympics to collect America's gold medal in hockey. From gold, he made a brief debut in the NHL with the Rangers for two games and moved to their AHL affiliate, the New Haven Nighthawks.

He spent the next three seasons in New York before being dealt to the Boston Bruins in 1983, where he would split time in the NHL and AHL with the Hershey Bears. Silk was then claimed off waivers by the Detroit Red Wings the next year. After becoming a free agent in '85, Silk signed with the Winnipeg Jets, finished his NHL career, and moved on to Germany for the 1986-87 season.

Silk played in Germany until 1990 when he hung up his skates for good without a Stanley Cup, but tightly gripping a much cherished gold medal.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Thayer Academy High-MA 25 50 35 85
1976-77 Boston University Terriers ECAC 34 35 30 65 50
1977-78 Boston University Terriers ECAC 28 27 31 58 57
1978-79 Boston University Terriers ECAC 23 8 12 20 20
1979-80 United States Nat-Tm 56 12 36 48 32
1979-80 United States Olympics 7 2 3 5 0
1979-80 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 11 1 9 10 0 9 1 2 3 12
1980-81 New York Rangers NHL 59 14 12 26 58 -24
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 12 0 4 4 34 3 0 0 0 0
1981-82 New York Rangers DN-Cup 4 0 2 2
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 64 15 20 35 39 +17 9 2 4 6 4
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 16 1 1 2 15 -3
1982-83 Tulsa Oilers CHL 40 28 29 57 67
1982-83 Binghamton Whalers AHL 9 1 2 3 29
1983-84 Boston Bruins NHL 35 13 17 30 64 +11 3 0 0 0 7
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 15 11 10 21 22
1984-85 Boston Bruins NHL 29 7 5 12 22 +3
1984-85 Detroit Red Wings NHL 12 2 0 2 10 -6
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 32 2 4 6 63 +4 1 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 18 5 14 19 18
1986-87 Mannheimer ERC W.German 26 13 23 36 52 10 2 8 10 16
1987-88 Mannheimer ERC W.German 29 23 17 40 46 8 5 6 11 12
1988-89 Mannheimer ERC W.German 36 25 30 55 49 9 7 4 11 21
1989-90 Berliner SC Preussen W.German 35 25 34 59 49 5 4 5 9 4
1990-91 Berliner SC Preussen Germany 40 28 23 51 59 10 5 4 9 4
NHL Totals 249 54 59 113 271 13 2 4 6 13


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1977, 1978)
ECAC Second All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Dave Barr, October 5, 1983. Claimed on waivers by Detroit from Boston, December 21, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, September 30, 1985.
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