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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Dave King

W. David King (b. December 22, 1947 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian hockey coach who has been head coach in the National Hockey League, the Russian Super League, the Winter Olympics, and the IIHF world junior championships.

King's first coaching job was as an assistant coach with the University of Saskatchewan in the 1972-73 season. He later coached the Billings Bighorns of the Western Hockey League and returned to Saskatchewan, winning three conference championships and being named 1980 Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union coach of the year. He led Saskatchewan to the CIAU national title in 1983. At the same time, he was the head coach of Canada's national junior team, and helped guide the team to a gold medal at the 1982 IIHF world junior championships and a bronze medal at the 1983 world junior championships. He was head coach of the Canadian national team at the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Winter Olympics, finishing fourth in 1984 and 1988, and winning a silver medal in 1992. He also coached the Canadian national team at five IIHF world championships. In 1987 he coached Canada to the gold medal in the Isvestia Cup tournament in Moscow, becoming the first Canadian team to defeat the Russian national team in Russia since the 1972 Summit Series.

King was hired by the Calgary Flames in 1992 and coached there until 1995. He was assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens from 1997 to 1999 and then became the first coach of the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets in their inaugural 2000-01 season through 2002-03.

Outside of the NHL, King coached Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League and, as of 2006, is the head coach of the Swedish team Malmö Redhawks of the Swedish Elite League.

He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1992, was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1997 and the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2001.
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