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|1978 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in fourth round
59 overall by New York Rangers
Born January 1, 1958
Right Wing / Center|
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Boston University (ECAC)
Birthplace: Scituate, Massachusetts (USA)
||Thayer Academy||Mass. HS
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Championship: 1978 (Boston University)
New England Rookie of Year: 1976-77 (Boston
NCAA Tournament All-Star First Team: 1977, 1978 (Boston Univ.)
ECAC All-Star Second Team: 1977-78 (Boston University)
All-Star First Team: 1977-78 (Boston University)
Records: Most goals by a freshman (35 in 1976-77), most power-play goals
in a game (4 vs. Merrimack on Nov. 22, 1977)
| Debut: March 5, 1980 (Buffalo at N.Y.
Numbers: 16 (N.Y. Rangers); 21 (Boston); 8
(Detroit); 34 (Winnipeg)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1991
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
NYR, BOS, DET, WIN||249||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
NYR, Boston, Winnipeg||13||
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Signed first NHL contract with N.Y. Rangers on March 3,
1980, just a few days after winning Olympic gold medal. ... Played on line
with Ron Duguay and Doug Sulliman for N.Y. Rangers at end of 1979-80 season.
... Missed parts of 1980-81 season with cut right hand and with bruised right
knee, an injury suffered during N.Y. Rangers' Jan. 24, 1981, game at
Vancouver. ... Missed parts of 1981-82 season with bruised left shoulder, an
injury suffered in January 1982, and with flu, an ailment suffered in March
1982. ... Missed parts of 1983-84 season with separated left shoulder, an
injury suffered in December 1983, and with sprained left knee, an injury
suffered during Boston's Feb. 27, 1984, game at Buffalo. ... Missed part of
1985-86 season with broken finger on right hand, an injury suffered during
Winnipeg's Oct. 23, 1985, game vs. Edmonton. ... Suspended by NHL for six
games as a result of stick-swinging incident with Glenn Anderson during
Winnipeg's Dec. 13, 1985, game vs. Edmonton.
|Post-Draft Teams: Boston University (ECAC);
Team USA; New Haven (AHL); Tulsa (CHL); Binghamton (AHL); Hershey (AHL);
Sherbrooke (AHL); Mannheim, Berlin Prussians (Germany)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
United States Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted
in 2003 as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1983
as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
Sports Illustrated Sportsman
of Year: 1980 (as member of 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team)
Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted 1995 (as member of 1980 U.S.
Olympic Hockey team)
1979-80: Played on AHL regular-season champion (New Haven).
Coaching Career: Named Boston
University (HE) assistant coach prior to 1991-92 season and held position through 1992-93 season.
Miscellaneous: Was 12th member of
1980 USA "Miracle on Ice" team to be drafted by an NHL team. ... Had
two assists in Team USA's 4-3 win over Soviet Union at 1980 Olympics. ...
Played on N.Y. Rangers team that competed in Sweden's 1981 DN Cup tournament.
... Returned to Boston and went into investment banking after his retirement,
becoming a senior vice president at Putnam Investments.
Personal: Full name is David Silk.
... Cousin of former NHL player Mike Milbury. ... Grandson of former
major-league baseball player Hal Janvrin.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: N.Y. Rangers traded Silk to Boston in
exchange for Dave Barr on October 5, 1983.||
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