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Dave Tippett

Born:August 25, 1961Draft:Signed with Whalers in 1984
Hometown:Moosomin, SK, CANPosition:Left Wing
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada

David G. Tippett (born August 25, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey coach and player. He is also a former left-winger who played in the NHL from 1983 to 1994 for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals. He has formerly served as head coach of the Dallas Stars from May 21, 2002, until June 10, 2009, and for the Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes from September 24, 2009, until June 22, 2017. As head coach of the Coyotes, Tippett won the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year in 2010.

Years as an NHL player: 1983-1994

Years as an NHL coach: 2002-2022

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Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)

Dave Tippett Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
Sept. 30, 1990 Future Considerations

Deeper Dive

Coaching History

  • 1995-96 Houston Aeros IHL Asst. Coach
  • 1995-99 Houston Aeros IHL Head Coach (Replaced Terry Ruskowski mid-season)
  • 1999-02 Los Angeles Kings Asst. Coach
  • 2002-09 Dallas Stars Head Coach
  • 2008-09 Canada Word Championships Assoc. Coach
  • 2009-17 Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes Head Coach
  • 2012-13 Canada World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2013-14 Canada World Championships Head Coach
  • 2015-17 Arizona Coyotes Ex. VP of Hockey Operations (on top of Head Coaching duties)
  • 2016-17 Team North America World Cup of Hockey Asst. Coach
  • 2017-18 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL Team Consultant
  • 2018-19 Seattle Kraken Senior Advisor
  • 2019-22 Edmonton Oilers Head Coach


As a Coach

  • IHL Coach of the Year (Commissioner’s Trophy) 1998-99, Houston Aeros
  • IHL Turner Cup Champion 1998-99, Houston Aeros
  • 2008-09 World Championship Silver Medal
  • 2009-10 Jack Adams Award winner, Phoenix Coyotes