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Dave Lewis
Lewis dave
Position Defense
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality CAN
Born July 3 1953 (1953-07-03) (age 63),
Kindersley, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 1973
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1973 – 1987


David "Dave" Lewis (born July 3, 1953, in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a former National Hockey League defenceman and is currently an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings.

Playing careerEdit

Lewis began his playing career with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Canada Hockey League. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft, third round, thirty-third overall. He played sixteen seasons with the New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, and Detroit Red Wings, scoring 36 goals and 224 points in 1,008 games.

Playing statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971-72 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 52 2 9 11 69
1972-73 Saskatoon Blades WCHL 67 10 35 45 89
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 66 2 15 17 58 - - - - -
1974-75 New York Islanders NHL 78 5 14 19 98 17 0 1 1 28
1975-76 New York Islanders NHL 73 0 19 19 54 13 0 1 1 44
1976-77 New York Islanders NHL 79 4 24 29 44 12 1 6 7 4
1977-78 New York Islanders NHL 77 3 11 14 58 7 0 1 1 11
1978-79 New York Islanders NHL 79 5 18 23 43 10 0 0 0 4
1979-80 New York Islanders NHL 62 5 16 21 54 - - - - -
1979-80 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 1 1 2 12 4 0 1 1 2
1980-81 Los Angeles Kings NHL 67 1 13 14 98 4 0 2 2 4
1981-82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 64 1 13 14 75 10 0 4 4 36
1982-83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 2 10 12 53 - - - - -
1983-84 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 2 5 7 63 - - - - -
1984-85 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 3 9 12 78 - - - - -
1985-86 New Jersey Devils NHL 69 0 15 15 81 - - - - -
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 2 5 7 66 14 0 4 4 10
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 0 0 0 18 - - - - -
WCHL Totals 119 12 44 56 158
NHL Totals 1008 36 188 224 953 91 1 20 21 143

Coaching careerEdit

After his playing career ended with the Red Wings in the 1988 season, he stayed with the team as an assistant coach. When Scotty Bowman retired in 2002, Dave Lewis was named head coach of the Red Wings. In two seasons, he guided the Red Wings to two 48-win campaigns, including a Presidents' Trophy. In the playoffs, however, he had a record of 6-10. After the lockout ended, his contract was allowed to expire on June 30, 2005. He was re-hired by the Red Wings on August 9, 2005, as a scout.

On June 29, 2006, Lewis was named head coach of the Boston Bruins, making him the 27th head coach in team history. After one season, he was fired.[1]

Signed on as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Kings for the 07-08 season.

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish W L Win % Result
DET2002-03 8248201041101st in Central04.000Lost in Conference Quarter-Finals
DET2003-04 8248211121091st in Central66.500Lost in Conference Semi-Finals
DET Total 1649641216219 610.375
BOS2006-07 823541 - 6765th in Northeast - - -
BOS Total 823541 - 676 - - -
Total 246131822112295 610.375

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


Los Angeles Kings captains
Wall | Cahan | Pulford | Harper | Murphy | Lewis | Ruskowski | Taylor | Gretzky | Robitaille | Blake | Norström



Boston Bruins head coaches
Ross | F. Patrick | Weiland | Clapper | Boucher | L. Patrick | Schmidt | Watson | Schmidt | Sinden | Johnson | Guidolin | Cherry | Creighton | Sinden | Cheevers | Sinden |Goring | O'Reilly | Milbury | Bowness | Sutter | Kasper | Burns | Keenan | Ftorek | O'Connell | Sullivan | Lewis | Julien
An asterisk (*) denotes interim coach

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