Dave Maloney

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Dave Maloney
Born (1956-07-31) July 31, 1956 (age 57)
Kitchener, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Played for New York Rangers
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1974
New York Rangers
Playing career 1974–1985

David Wilfred Maloney (born July 31, 1956 in Kitchener, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League from 1974–75 until 1984–85.

Maloney was drafted 14th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. He played 657 career NHL games, scoring 71 goals and 246 assists for 317 points, as well as compiling 1154 penalty minutes. He was also the youngest player to serve as Captain for the New York Rangers and captained them to the 1979 Stanley Cup Finals. That same year, Maloney, along with Phil Esposito and other Ranger teammates, recorded a song called the Hockey Sock Rock as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.1

On December 6, 1984, the Rangers traded Maloney and Chris Renaud to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Steve Patrick and Jim Wiemer.2

From 1995 to 1998, he was a studio analyst for FOX NHL Saturday. He currently serves as the color commentator on Ranger radio broadcasts alongside Kenny Albert. He currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Maloney played with his brother Don Maloney while with the Rangers.

His son David works for the Connecticut Whale. His son, Daniel, served in the United States Air Force and is an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. Daughter Brooke is currently attending St. Lawrence University and plays field hockey.

In 2009, Maloney was ranked No. 34 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 Kitchener Rangers OHA 1 0 0 0 0
1972–73 Kitchener Rangers OHA 49 8 21 29 101
1973–74 Kitchener Rangers OHA 69 15 53 68 109
1974–75 Providence Reds AHL 58 5 28 33 122 6 0 6 6 6
1974–75 New York Rangers NHL 4 0 2 2 0
1975–76 Providence Reds AHL 26 5 17 22 81
1975–76 New York Rangers NHL 21 1 3 4 66
1976–77 New York Rangers NHL 66 3 18 21 100
1977–78 New York Rangers NHL 56 2 19 21 63 3 0 0 0 11
1978–79 New York Rangers NHL 76 11 17 28 151 17 3 4 7 45
1979–80 New York Rangers NHL 77 12 25 37 186 8 2 1 3 8
1980–81 New York Rangers NHL 79 11 36 47 132 2 0 2 2 9
1981–82 New York Rangers NHL 64 13 36 49 105 10 1 4 5 6
1982–83 New York Rangers NHL 78 8 42 50 132 7 1 6 7 10
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 68 7 26 33 168 1 0 0 0 2
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 16 2 1 3 10
1984–85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 1 21 22 41 1 0 0 0 0
11 seasons NHL total 657 71 246 317 1154 49 7 17 24 91

References

  1. ^ "Sports". The Canadian Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "1974 NHL Amateur Draft - Dave Maloney". Hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 

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Preceded by
Rick Middleton
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1974
Succeeded by
Wayne Dillon
Preceded by
Phil Esposito
New York Rangers captain
1978-81
Succeeded by
Walt Tkaczuk







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