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|1981 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 196 overall by Pittsburgh Penguins
November 26, 1961
Height: 5-10 Weight: 175
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Sudbury, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario
||Sault Ste. Marie||OMJHL
||Sault Ste. Marie||OMJHL
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1980 NHL Entry Draft despite being
eligible. ... Was Windsor's third pick in 1977 OMJHL midget draft. ...
Missed part of 1980-81 season with bruised shoulder.
| Debut: April 4, 1982 (N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh)|
20 (Pittsburgh); 12
(Edmonton); 9 (Tor.); 41, 14 (Buff.); 14 (Colorado); 14 (Ottawa)
Retired February 1997
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||Pitt., Edm., Tor.,|
Buffalo, Col, Ott.
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||Edm., Pitt., Tor.,|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Pittsburgh Briere Trophy (Rookie of Year): 1982-83
Unsung Hero: 1985-86 (co-winner)
Buffalo Imlach Award (Dedication/Leadership): 1995
Pittsburgh Records: Most penalty minutes, center (157 in 1988-89)
Buffalo Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1993 (18)
1987-88: Played on Edmonton team that won Stanley Cup. Did not appear
in any final series games vs. Boston, but had name engraved on Cup because
he had played in earlier rounds of the playoffs.
Miscellaneous: Was one of Mario Lemieux's first NHL teammates with
Pittsburgh in 1984-85. ... Missed parts of 1986-87 season with bruised right
knee, an injury suffered during Pittsburgh's Oct. 28, 1986, game at
Hartford, with the flu, contracted in November 1986, and with bruised left
suffered during Pittsburgh's Jan. 9, 1987, game at Washington. He
re-aggravated the left knee injury during Pittsburgh's Jan. 21, 1987, game
at Los Angeles and required arthroscopic surgery on Feb. 5, 1987. ... Missed
part of 1988-89 season with bruised hip, an injury suffered during
Pittsburgh's Oct. 21, 1988, game at New Jersey. He did not return to action
until Pittsburgh's Nov. 8, 1988, game vs. Edmonton. ... Missed start of 1989
playoffs with knee injury, suffered during Pittsburgh's final regular-season
game at Philadelphia on April 2, 1989. ... Missed half of 1989-90 season
with damaged ligaments in left knee, an injury suffered during Toronto's
Nov. 2, 1989, game at Minnesota. The injury required surgery on Dec. 18,
1989, and he did not return to action until Toronto's Feb. 14, 1990, game
vs. Hartford. ... Missed part of 1991-92 season with
shoulder injury, suffered during Buffalo's April 12, 1992, game vs.
Montreal. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with broken toe, an injury
suffered during Buffalo's Jan. 19, 1993, game at Calgary. ... Scored for
Buffalo at 5:43 of fourth overtime as Sabres won Game 6 of first-round
playoff series vs. New Jersey, 1-0, on April 27, 1994. The victory forced a
seventh game, which Buffalo lost 2-1 at New Jersey. ... Missed parts of 1995
season with strained back, an injury suffered during Buffalo's March 11,
1995, game at Pittsburgh, and with sore groin, an injury suffered during
Buffalo's April 8, 1995, game at Hartford. ... Missed part of 1995-96 season
with strained left hip, an injury suffered during Buffalo's Feb. 25, 1996,
game vs. Florida. ... Played on Stanley Cup winners in both his first
and last years in the NHL playoffs. ... Signed with Ottawa as a Group III
unrestricted free agent on Sept. 13, 1996. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season
with rotator cuff injury, suffered during Ottawa's Feb. 3, 1997, game vs.
Vancouver. The injury prompted his retirement.
Olympic Break: Although Hannan had already been in the NHL for 10 years, he had a rare opportunity to represent Canada at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, France.
In January 1992, Team Canada coach Dave King expressed an interest in having
Hannan as a checking center at the Olympics, and Toronto was willing to loan
him to King's team. Hannan, however, was feuding with the Leafs over his
contract and was awaiting results of a Nov. 27, 1991, arbitration
hearing to determine his market value. Making $180,000 for Toronto in
1991-92, Hannan felt he deserved more, particularly since the team had
signed free agent Mike Krushelnyski to a $450,000 deal and free agent Mike
Foligno to a $300,000 deal. Hannan, who had cleared waivers, requested a
trade prior to the All-Star break and even before King offered him an
Olympic roster spot on Jan. 15, 1992. Still hoping he would be traded,
Hannan initially turned down King's request. ... But five days later, on
Jan. 20, 1992, it was clear to Hannan that he would not be traded until
after the Olympics. He then agreed to join the Canadian Olympic team, and
Toronto loaned him to Team Canada from Jan. 20, 1992, to Feb. 28, 1992. He
came back to Toronto with a silver medal, and was traded to Buffalo less
than two weeks later.
Erie (AHL); Baltimore (AHL); Team Canada|
Olympics: 1992 (silver
AWARDS AND HONORS
1983-84: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Baltimore).
Miscellaneous: Was active in
charitable causes during his playing days, including work with American
Cancer Society. ... Opened sporting good store, called Dave Hannan's Hockey
Supply Company, in Pittsburgh during his playing days. ... Returned to
Pittsburgh area after his retirement and went to work for Striker Howmedica
Osteonics, helping the company with its sales of orthopedic implants. ...
Also coached youth hockey and was active in Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni Association after his retirement.
Personal: Full name is David
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Pittsburgh traded Hannan, Craig Simpson, Moe Mantha and Chris Joseph to
Edmonton for Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp on
November 24, 1987. Just under a year later, Pittsburgh got Hannan back when
it claimed him from Edmonton in the NHL Waiver Draft on October 3, 1988, and
the Pens returned Dave Hunter to Edmonton as compensation to avoid the
Pittsburgh lost Hannan again when it left him unprotected for the 1989 NHL
Waiver Draft, and he was claimed by Toronto on October 2, 1989.||
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