|Born:||May 23, 1961||Draft:||1980 Jets #2 Overall|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Status:||Retired|
David Michael Babych (born May 23, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played in two NHL All-Star Games and played for the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings. He is the younger brother of former NHL player Wayne Babych. He was the first NHL player to wear the number 44 on a permanent basis.
Dave Babych Statistics
- Ones That Got Away: The Winnipeg Jets’ Dave Babych
- Best & Worst Trades in Winnipeg Jets’ History
- Do You Know Your Jets 1.0 Trivia?
- 5 Players You Didn’t Know Were Winnipeg Jets
Front Office History
- Vancouver Canucks (Team Consultant) 2009-2014
- NLA HC Ambri-Piotta (Player-Asst. Coach) 1999-2000
- Team Canada – Deutschland Cup (Asst. Coach) 2009
- World Championship Silver Medal (1989)
- NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1984)
- WHL First All-Star Team (1980)
- AJHL Rookie of the Year (1978)
- AJHL Most Outstanding Defenseman (1978)
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