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Dave Schultz

Born:October 14, 1949Draft:1969 Flyers 52nd Overall
Hometown:Waldheim, SaskatchewanPosition:Left Wing
Known For:“The Hammer”Shoots:Left
National Team:N/ACurrent Team:Retired

David William Schultz (born October 14, 1949) is a Canadian businessman and former professional ice hockey coach and player. Nicknamed “The Hammer“, Schultz is renowned as one of hockey’s greatest enforcers and holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes in a single season, at 472. 

Dave Schultz, Philadelphia Flyers
Dave Schultz (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images)

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Staff History

  • ACHL, New York Slapshots, Head Coach (1985-1986)
  • CoHL, Madison Monsters, Head Coach (1996-1997)
  • ECHL, Baton Rouge Kingfish, Head Coach (1997-1998)
  • UHL, Mohawk Valley Prowlers, Head Coach (1998-1999)
  • UHL, Elmira Jackals, Head Coach (2004-2005)


  • Most Penalty Minutes in a Single NHL Season (472 in 1974-75)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1974, 1975)