Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dave Roche
Dave Roche was born June 13, 1975 in Lindsay, Ontario. The 3rd choice, 62nd overall of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Roche spent four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Peterborough Petes (1991-1994) and the Windsor Spitfires (1994-1996) where he was an OHL First Team All-Star in 1995.

A Memorial Cup finalist in 1993 with the Peterborough, two times Roche surpassed the 100-point total (1992-93 Peterborough and 1994-95 Windsor) before he made his NHL debut with the Penguins in 1995-96.

During the 1995-96 season, Roche led all Penguins rookies in goals with seven, in assists with seven and in points with 14 and was the Penguins recipient of the Edward J. DeBartolo Award as the player who donated the most time during the season to work on community and charity projects.

After splitting his 1996-97 season with the Penguins and their International Hockey League affiliate in Cleveland, Roche joined the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League where he led his team in penalty minutes with 307.

In the summer of 1998, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Dave Roche to the Calgary Flames where for the next two seasons he split his time with the Flames and their AHL affiliate in Saint John.

The 2000-01 season saw Roche lead the Saint John Flames to their first ever Calder Cup championship before he joining the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the 2001-02 season. Even though he has spent the majority of the season with Bridgeport, Roche has been called up by the New York Islanders and has played in one game.

Throughout his NHL career Dave Roche has played in 187 games, scoring 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Peterborough Petes ON-Jr.B 40 22 17 39 86
1991-92 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 10 17 27 134 10 0 0 0 34
1992-93 Peterborough Petes OHL 56 40 60 100 105 21 14 15 29 42
1992-93 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 5 4 1 5 29
1993-94 Peterborough Petes OHL 34 15 22 37 127
1993-94 Windsor Spitfires OHL 29 14 20 34 73 4 1 1 2 15
1994-95 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 55 59 114 180 10 9 6 15 16
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 7 7 14 130 -5 16 2 7 9 26
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 61 5 5 10 155 -13
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 18 5 5 10 25 13 6 3 9 87
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 12 20 32 307 -13 5 2 0 2 10
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 36 3 3 6 44 -1
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 7 0 3 3 6 +2
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 5 -1
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 67 22 21 43 130 -13 3 0 1 1 8
2000-01 Saint John Flames AHL 79 32 26 58 179 +14 19 3 6 9 43
2001-02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 29 6 7 13 41 +3
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 48 25 14 39 64 +2 20 3 0 3 20
2002-03 Albany River Rats AHL 76 21 16 37 89 -24
2003-04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 60 7 13 20 88 -11 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 171 15 15 30 334 16 2 7 9 26


OHL First All-Star Team (1995) Traded to Calgary by Pittsburgh with Ken Wregget for German Titov and Todd Hlushko, June 17, 1998. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 17, 2001. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders for Jim Cummins, January 14, 2002. Traded to NY Islanders by Anaheim for Ben Guite and the rights to Bjorn Mellin, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, August 27, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Toronto (AHL), October 3, 2003.