Goalie David Littman played briefly with the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning in the early 90s. He was a fine college and international player who enjoyed most of his pro success in the minors.
Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, Littman spent four years at Boston College. He was named to the Hockey East first and second all-star teams once each and led all netminders in games and minutes played during the 1988-89 season.
Chosen 211th overall by the Sabres in 1987, the young netminder played his first pro season in the AHL and IHL in 1989-90. He then saw half a game of NHL action for Buffalo in 1990-91 and notched 33 wins for the Rochester Americans of the AHL. Littman was placed on the league's first all-star team and shared the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award for allowing the fewest goals in the league with Darcy Wakaluk. The next year he won 29 games for Rochester and won the Holmes Award outright.
In August, 1992, Littman signed with the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning. He made one appearance for the club but was otherwise a regular on the IHL's Atlanta Knights. Over the next few years he continued to be a workhorse in the minors after signing with the Boston Bruins and helped the Richmond Renegades win the ECHL championship in 1995. Littman also represented the US at the 1994 World Championships. He retired early in the 1999-00 season.