Dave Cameron was appointed assistant coach with the Senators on June 23, 2011. He had spent the previous four seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. In four years with Mississauga, the Majors posted a 165-91-16 record over 272 regular-season games. In his final season with the Majors in 2010-11, he led the team to both the OHL championship series as well as the to the championship game of the Memorial Cup.
Cameron served as head coach for Canada's national junior team during the 2010-11 campaign, winning a silver medal at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. He was also an associate coach for the national junior team in 2010, winning a silver medal in Regina/Saskatoon after winning a goal medal as an assistant coach in 2009 when the tournament was held in Ottawa.
Prior to joining the OHL's Majors, Cameron spent three seasons in the Senators organization as the head coach of the American Hockey League's Binghamton Senators. In three years with Binghamton, the team posted a 105-106-29 record over 240 games.
A native of Kildare Capes, P.E.I, Cameron came to Binghamton from the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the OHL, where he had served as head coach and director of hockey operations. In four years with Toronto, Cameron posted a 145-87-30-10 record. He also served as head coach of Canada's national men's summer under-18 team at the 2004 U-18 Junior World Cup, winning a gold medal and was assistant coach as the team had a fourth-place finish at the tournament in 2003.
As a player, Cameron appeared in 168 National Hockey League games, recording 53 points (25 goals, 28 assists) with the Colorado Rockies and the New Jersey Devils between 1981 and 1984. He was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the eighth round (135th overall) of the 1978 NHL Entry Draft.
Cameron and his wife Kelly, live in Stittsville and have two boys, Connor and Ben.