As a Hockey Canada Skills Consultant, Dave brings over 20 years of experience in coaching where he has worked with all levels of players including Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL), College, Junior, all the way to young players learning to play the game. Dave has experience coaching teams and working with coaches to implement skills into their practice plans. Dave has helped players go on and achieve their goals including players getting selected in the WHL Bantam Draft, players making the jump to the NCAA, players getting selected in the NHL Entry Draft, all the way to players winning the Stanley Cup. Dave specializes in Individual Skill Development including, Power Skating, Shooting, Stick Handling, Passing, and Position-Specific skills. He believes that confidence is built from practice and players can continue to get better through detailed work in specific areas.
Dave played his minor hockey in the Winnipeg area before moving onto the WHL for five years where he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins (3rd round 80th overall 1998). Dave returned to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba where he obtained a degree in Kinesiology before starting his coaching career.