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Dave Babych | #44

D | 6' 1" | 225 lb
Career
GP G A P +/-
1,195 142 581 723 -216
  • Dave Babych
  • Born: May 23, 1961
  • Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • Shoots: Left
  • Draft: 1980 WIN, 1st rd, 2nd pk (2nd overall)
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Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,195 142 581 723 -216 970 86 373 1 11 20 1 2,791 5.1
Season GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP GWG OTG S S%
NHL Career 1,195 142 581 723 -216 970 86 373 1 11 20 1 2,791 5.1

Bio

Dave Babych Bio

Babych became the first NHL player to wear No. 44 regularly; in fact, the Edmonton-born defenseman wore it for every one of his 1,195 NHL games with five teams during a career that lasted 19 seasons.

The Winnipeg Jets, a former World Hockey Association team coming off their first season in the League, selected Babych with the No. 2 pick of the 1980 NHL Draft after a 22-goal, 82-point season with Portland of the Western Hockey League. It came two years after his older brother, forward Wayne Babych, was taken by the St. Louis Blues with the No. 3 pick of the 1978 NHL Draft.

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