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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in third
No. 60 overall by Boston Bruins
May 15, 1964
Height: 6-1 Weight: 205
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Etobicoke, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as the
No. 6 OHL prospect for the 1982 NHL draft. ... Peterborough's
second-round pick, No. 18 overall, in 1981 OHL priority selection. ...
Played on line with Steve Short and Brad Ramsden for Peterborough in
| Debut: December 22, 1983 (Minnesota at
Numbers: 34, 31, 36, 17 (Boston); 34, 14
(Tor.); 14 (Dallas); 14 (Col.)
Stanley Cup: 1999, 2001.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||BOS, TOR, DAL, COL||961
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||BOS, TOR, DAL, COL||118
AWARDS AND HONORS
Toronto Records: Most shorthanded goals in season (8 in 1990-91,
shared), most shorthanded goals in game (2 vs. Van. on Nov.
NHL Shorthanded Goals Leader: 1990-91 (Toronto) (8)
1987-88: Played three regular-season games for Boston team that went
to 1988 Stanley Cup finals, but was not with team in postseason.
Named NHL analyst for Canada's TSN network prior to 2003-03 season and
remained in position into 2003-04 season.
Miscellaneous: Missed start of 1985-86 season with infected gums. ...
Missed part of 1985-86 season with sprained ankle, suffered during Boston's
Nov. 14, 1985, game at Toronto. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season with knee
injury that required surgery in December 1986. ... Named Toronto's Unsung
Player of Month for October 1988. ... Led Toronto with plus-12 rating in
1988-89. ... Named Toronto's Defensive Player of Month for October 1989. ...
Played on line with Dave Hannan and Lou Franceschetti for Toronto in
1989-90. ... Released by Toronto on Oct. 1, 1991, and cleared waivers on
Oct. 3, 1991, making him an unrestricted free agent until he signed with
Boston nearly two months later. ... Missed part of 1991-92 season with
pneumonia, contracted in March 1992. The illness forced him to miss 10
games. ... Missed remainder of 1992-93 season and entire 1993 playoffs with
knee injury, suffered during Boston's March 25, 1993, game vs. Montreal. ...
Began playing center as well as left wing for Boston in mid-1990s. ...
Missed part of 1995 season with hip pointer injury, suffered in April 1995.
... Missed part of 1995-96 season with broken index finger, an injury
suffered during Boston's Feb. 1, 1996, game vs. Florida. He did not return
to action until Boston's March 9, 1996, game vs. Philadelphia. ... Named
Dallas Player of Month for December 1996. ... Scored Dallas' only hat trick
of 1996-97 season on Jan. 8, 1997, vs. Detroit. ... Missed parts of 1997-98
season with strained lower back, an injury suffered in Dallas' Jan. 26,
1998, game vs. Toronto, and re-aggravated during Dallas' Feb. 7, 1998, game
vs. Chicago. He did not return to action until Dallas' March 26, 1998, game
vs. Toronto. ... Missed parts of 1998-99 season with back spasms, an injury
suffered during Dallas' Feb. 21, 1999, game vs. Colorado, and with strained
lower back, an injury suffered during Dallas' March 25, 1999, game at Los
Angeles. ... Signed with Colorado as a Group III unrestricted free agent on
Oct. 6, 1999. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with bruised ankle, an
injury suffered during Colorado's Dec. 8, 1999, game at San Jose. He did not
return to action until Colorado's Jan. 3, 2000, game vs. Edmonton. ...
Missed part of 1999-00 season with knee injury, suffered during Colorado's
Jan. 25, 2000, game at San Jose. ... Missed part of 2001 playoffs with
broken jaw. ... Won Stanley Cup in his final NHL game on June 9, 2001. ...
Became a Group III unrestricted free agent after the 2000-01 season, but
opted to retire when he was unable to catch on with another NHL team. ...
Was mentioned as a candidate to become Colorado assistant coach in 2002-03,
but did not end up getting job.
Peterborough (OHL); Hershey (AHL); Moncton (AHL); Maine (AHL); Providence
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Missed part of
1987-88 season with separated shoulder, suffered playing for
Maine (AHL) in November 1987. ... Ran a sports collectibles store in Ajax,
Ontario, during off-seasons of playing days. He founded store in
1990 as outlet for his hobby of collecting sports cards. ...
Played on Toronto's off-season charity softball team.
Personal: Full name is David
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|FREE AGENCY (2): Boston did not offer Reid a
new contract for the 1988-89 season, making him an unrestricted free agent. He signed with
Toronto in August 1988. Over three years later, Boston got Reid back when he
signed with the Bruins as an unrestricted free agent on November 22, 1991.
Boston lost Reid a second time when he signed with Dallas as a Group III
unrestricted free agent on July 3, 1996.||
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