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|1974 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
No. 14 overall
by New York Rangers
Born July 31, 1956
Height: 6-1 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario (Canada)
||St. Michael's||Jr. B||
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OMJHL All-Star Second Team: 1973-74 (Kitchener)
Miscellaneous: Nicknamed "The Kid" while playing for Kitchener (OMJHL)
because of his youthful appearance. ... Played four years of high school
soccer. ... During 1973-74 season, Maloney's stick caused severe eye injury to
major-junior star Greg Neeld, costing Neeld the vision in his left eye and a
chance for an NHL career.
| Debut: December 18,
1974 (Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers)|
Numbers: 26 (N.Y. Rangers);
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired July 1985
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||N.Y. Rangers, Buffalo||657
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||N.Y. Rangers, Buffalo||49
AWARDS AND HONORS
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1979 (N.Y. Rangers)
N.Y. Rangers West
Side Trophy (MVP): 1976-77
N.Y. Rangers Captain: Oct. 11, 1978, to Dec. 6, 1980
N.Y. Rangers Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1979-80 (186), 1982-83 (132),
Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1979 (45)
Worked as in-studio analyst for Fox Sports' broadcasts of NHL games from 1995
Miscellaneous: Was available in 1974 NHL Amateur Draft because of league's
decision to allow drafting of underage players that year. ... Wore No. 3
during N.Y. Rangers' 1974 training camp. ... Became youngest player to play for
N.Y. Rangers when he took ice at age 18 years, 4 months (record since broken).
... Tied N.Y. Rangers record (since broken) with 33 penalty-minutes in game
against California on Feb. 25, 1976. ... Missed end of 1975-76 season with
broken leg. ... Missed part of 1976-77 season with strained left knee. ...
Missed end of 1976-77 season while recovering from surgery on severed flexor
tendon in left arm. ... Missed part of 1977-78 season with torn ligaments in
right knee. ... Became youngest captain in N.Y. Rangers history and youngest
captain among all NHL teams in 1978-79 at age 22 years, 2 months. ... Was
named N.Y. Rangers tri-captain with Barry Beck and Walt Tkaczuk in summer of
1980, but remained only player to wear the "C" until he gave it up to Tkaczuk
on Dec. 7, 1980. ... Missed most of 1981 Stanley Cup playoffs with torn
ligaments in right knee, an injury suffered in Game 2 of N.Y. Rangers'
first-round series vs. Los Angeles. ... Missed part of 1981-82 season with
broken left thumb, an injury suffered in N.Y. Rangers' game vs. Vancouver on
Oct. 14, 1981. ... Missed part of 1982-83 season with strained left knee. ...
Missed N.Y. Rangers' final two 1983 playoff games vs. N.Y. Islanders with
pulled groin. ... Wore captain's "C" for N.Y. Rangers in Game 5 of 1984
Patrick Division semifinal playoff series vs. N.Y. Islanders on April 10,
1984, because Barry Beck was injured.
World Championships: 1977 (fourth place)
AWARDS AND HONORS
1974-75: Played on AHL
regular-season champion (Providence).
Coaching Career: Coached youth
hockey in Connecticut after his retirement.
Miscellaneous: Missed part of
1974-75 season with shoulder injury. ... Worked as instructor at Bobby Orr's
hockey camp during off-seasons of his early playing days. ... Visited Romania during
summer of 1978 as a guest of the Romanian Hockey Federation. ... Worked at
Mike Nykoluk's hockey school in Switzerland during the summer of 1979. ... Ran
hockey camp with his brother Don in Katonah, N.Y., during off-seasons of their
playing days together with N.Y. Rangers. ... Played on N.Y. Rangers team that
competed in Sweden's 1981 DN Cup tournament. ... Worked for Wall Street
brokerage firm Bear, Stearns & Co., during summers of 1983 and 1984 as he
prepared for retirement. ... Chose to retire from hockey before age of 30 so
he could pursue a full-time career on Wall Street. ... Became active in
Oldtimers' charity hockey after his retirement.
Personal: Full name is David
Wilfred Maloney. ... Older brother of former NHL player Don Maloney. ... One
of seven children.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: N.Y. Rangers traded Maloney and Chris
Renaud to Buffalo in exchange for Steve Patrick and Jim Wiemer on Dec. 6,
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