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David Ling

David Ling  #40

Right Wing
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: January 9, 1975
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Halifax, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: QUE / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (179th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1995) OHL - MVP (1995) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1995) Canadian Major Junior - Player of the Year (1995) IHL First All-Star Team (2000) Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Calgary by Colorado with Colorado's 9th round choice (Steve Shirreffs) in 1995 Entry Draft for Calgary's 9th round choice (Chris George) in 1995 Entry Draft, July 7, 1995. Traded to Montreal by Calgary with Calgary's 6th round choice (Gordie Dwyer) in 1998 Entry Draft for Scott Fraser, October 24, 1996. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Martin Gendron, March 14, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (IHL) with Chicago retaining NHL rights, September 3, 1998. Traded to Dallas by Chicago for future considerations, August 11, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 7, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), August 22, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 9, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL), November 5, 2010.
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It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential