Dave Shand

Status: NHL defenseman from 1976-1985 with Atlanta Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.

DOB: Aug. 11, 1956 In: Cold Lake, Alta.

Early Hockey Memory:
“5:00 a.m. hockey practices.”

Hockey Inspiration: “Bobby Orr. I was a center ‘til I saw him play and then moved to defense.”

Nickname: “Sugar.”

Last Book Read: “A Drop of the Hard Stuff by Lawrence Block.”

Favorite Movies:Bull Durham, Anatomy of a Murder.”

Greatest Sports Moment:
“Bronze medal with Team Canada, 1978 World Championship. It was the first medal for Canada in 22 years.”

Most Painful Moment: “Losing to the Islanders in…1984 after being up 3-1 in the series.” 

Most Memorable Goal: “First, against the Colorado Rockies.”

Favorite Uniforms:
“The Maple Leafs jersey.”

Favorite Arena: “Madison Square Garden.”

Closest Hockey Friends:
“Willi Plett, Larry Murphy.”

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Funniest Players Encountered: “No funny guys stand out, maybe Craig Laughlin with the Caps. All hockey players are pretty funny.”

Toughest Competitors Encountered: “Mike Bossy, Bobby Clarke, Darryl Sittler.”

Funny Hockey Memory: “Funny memory? I scored in my own goal against the Montreal Canadiens on Hockey Night in Canada. My whole family was watching across the country.”

Strangest Game: “Leafs against St. Louis, 1981. We outshot St. Louis 25-1 in the first period and we were behind 1-0. They had Mike Liut, we had Jiri Crha.”

Personality Qualities Most Admired:

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