Dave Shand scored 19 goals and 103 points in 421 NHL games. (THN Archives)
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."
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."
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: "Honesty."