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Dave Christian

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11 (180 cm) ▪ Weight: 175 lbs. (79 kg)

Born: May 12, 1959 in Warroad, Minnesota
Draft: Winnipeg, 2nd round (40th overall), 1979 NHL Entry

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Nov 28, 2014 7:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1979-80 20 WIN NHL 15 8 10 18 7 -5 2 5 3 0 0 3 6 1 34 23.5
1980-81 21 WIN NHL 80 28 43 71 27 -54 22 18 9 1 0 24 18 1 185 15.1 Byng-16,Calder-9
1981-82 22 WIN NHL 80 25 51 76 28 -41 28 18 6 1 3 28 23 0 218 11.5 Selke-22
1982-83 23 WIN NHL 55 18 26 44 17 -5 23 14 4 0 2 16 10 0 131 13.7
1983-84 24 WSH NHL 80 29 52 81 30 26 28 20 9 0 6 37 15 0 164 17.7 Byng-13,Selke-21
1984-85 25 WSH NHL 80 26 43 69 26 20 14 21 5 0 2 31 11 1 152 17.1 Byng-16,Selke-25
1985-86 26 WSH NHL 80 41 42 83 34 3 15 21 18 2 4 23 16 3 218 18.8 AS-9,Byng-6
1986-87 27 WSH NHL 76 23 27 50 20 -5 8 18 5 0 2 15 11 1 152 15.1 Byng-20
1987-88 28 WSH NHL 80 37 21 58 26 -14 26 23 14 0 5 12 9 0 187 19.8
1988-89 29 WSH NHL 80 34 31 65 27 2 12 17 16 1 1 21 9 1 177 19.2 Byng-21
1989-90 30 TOT NHL 78 15 25 40 15 -8 12 13 2 0 4 19 6 0 153 9.8
1989-90 30 WSH NHL 28 3 8 11 4 -12 4 3 0 0 1 6 2 0 54 5.6
1989-90 30 BOS NHL 50 12 17 29 11 4 8 10 2 0 3 13 4 0 99 12.1
1990-91 31 BOS NHL 78 32 21 53 24 8 41 23 9 0 2 15 6 0 173 18.5
1991-92 32 STL NHL 78 20 24 44 17 2 41 16 1 3 3 17 6 1 142 14.1
1992-93 33 CHI NHL 60 4 14 18 6 6 12 3 1 0 1 11 2 1 75 5.3
1993-94 34 CHI NHL 9 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 6 0.0
7 yrs WSH NHL 504 193 224 417 167 20 107 123 67 3 21 145 73 6 1104 17.5
4 yrs PHX NHL 230 79 130 209 79 -105 75 55 22 2 5 71 57 2 568 13.9
2 yrs BOS NHL 128 44 38 82 35 12 49 33 11 0 5 28 10 0 272 16.2
2 yrs CHI NHL 69 4 17 21 7 6 12 3 1 0 1 13 3 1 81 4.9
1 yr STL NHL 78 20 24 44 17 2 41 16 1 3 3 17 6 1 142 14.1
Career NHL 1009 340 433 773 305 -65 284 230 102 8 35 274 149 10 2167 15.7

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1979-80 20 WIN NHL 15 0.53 0.67 1.20 0.48 0.13 2.27 7 8 15 6 25 13 19 2 -5 1.4 0.2 1.6
1980-81 21 WIN NHL 80 0.35 0.54 0.89 0.34 0.28 2.31 21 33 54 20 110 45 148 29 -54 3.7 0.2 3.8 Byng-16,Calder-9
1981-82 22 WIN NHL 80 0.31 0.64 0.95 0.35 0.35 2.73 18 37 55 20 133 63 131 20 -41 3.6 0.2 3.8 Selke-22
1982-83 23 WIN NHL 55 0.33 0.47 0.80 0.31 0.42 2.38 14 21 35 13 84 37 63 11 -5 2.3 0.6 2.9
1983-84 24 WSH NHL 80 0.36 0.65 1.01 0.37 0.35 2.05 23 41 64 24 121 38 58 1 26 4.5 2.0 6.4 Byng-13,Selke-21
1984-85 25 WSH NHL 80 0.33 0.54 0.86 0.33 0.18 1.90 21 34 55 21 99 24 63 8 20 3.6 1.5 5.1 Byng-16,Selke-25
1985-86 26 WSH NHL 80 0.51 0.53 1.04 0.43 0.19 2.73 32 33 65 26 119 52 92 28 3 5.5 1.2 6.7 AS-9,Byng-6
1986-87 27 WSH NHL 76 0.30 0.36 0.66 0.26 0.11 2.00 19 23 42 17 88 26 79 12 -5 2.5 0.9 3.4 Byng-20
1987-88 28 WSH NHL 80 0.46 0.26 0.73 0.33 0.33 2.34 31 17 48 22 90 40 73 9 -14 4.0 0.9 4.8
1988-89 29 WSH NHL 80 0.43 0.39 0.81 0.34 0.15 2.21 28 25 53 22 107 47 78 20 2 4.1 1.2 5.3 Byng-21
1989-90 30 TOT NHL 78 0.19 0.32 0.51 0.19 0.15 1.96 13 21 34 13 75 19 73 9 -8 1.1 0.9 2.0
1989-90 30 WSH NHL 28 0.11 0.29 0.39 0.14 0.14 1.93 3 7 10 4 24 7 37 8 -12 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989-90 30 BOS NHL 50 0.24 0.34 0.58 0.22 0.16 1.98 10 14 24 9 51 12 36 1 4 1.1 0.9 2.0
1990-91 31 BOS NHL 78 0.41 0.27 0.68 0.30 0.53 2.22 29 19 48 21 87 26 70 17 8 3.9 1.1 5.0
1991-92 32 STL NHL 78 0.26 0.31 0.56 0.22 0.53 1.82 18 21 39 16 73 17 66 12 2 1.9 1.0 3.0
1992-93 33 CHI NHL 60 0.07 0.23 0.30 0.10 0.20 1.25 3 11 14 5 31 10 20 5 6 -0.7 1.1 0.5
1993-94 34 CHI NHL 9 0.00 0.33 0.33 0.09 0.00 0.67 0 3 3 1 4 1 4 1 0 -0.1 0.1 0.0
7 yrs WSH NHL 504 0.38 0.44 0.83 0.33 0.21 2.19 157 180 337 135 648 234 480 86 20 24.0 7.7 31.8
4 yrs PHX NHL 230 0.34 0.57 0.91 0.34 0.33 2.47 60 99 159 60 352 158 361 62 -105 11.0 1.1 12.2
2 yrs BOS NHL 128 0.34 0.30 0.64 0.27 0.38 2.13 39 33 72 30 138 38 106 18 12 5.0 2.0 7.0
2 yrs CHI NHL 69 0.06 0.25 0.30 0.10 0.17 1.17 3 14 17 5 35 11 24 6 6 -0.8 1.2 0.5
1 yr STL NHL 78 0.26 0.31 0.56 0.22 0.53 1.82 18 21 39 16 73 17 66 12 2 1.9 1.0 3.0
Career NHL 1009 0.34 0.43 0.77 0.30 0.28 2.15 277 347 624 246 1246 458 1037 184 -65 41.2 13.1 54.4

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1981-82 22 WIN NHL 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
1982-83 23 WIN NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-84 24 WSH NHL 8 5 4 9 4 -1 5 4 1 0 0 15 33.3
1984-85 25 WSH NHL 5 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 11.1
1985-86 26 WSH NHL 9 4 4 8 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 26 15.4
1986-87 27 WSH NHL 7 1 3 4 1 1 6 1 0 0 1 21 4.8
1987-88 28 WSH NHL 14 5 6 11 4 9 6 4 1 0 0 40 12.5
1988-89 29 WSH NHL 6 1 1 2 1 -3 0 0 1 0 0 21 4.8
1989-90 30 BOS NHL 21 4 1 5 2 -6 4 3 1 0 0 37 10.8
1990-91 31 BOS NHL 19 8 4 12 6 -2 4 8 0 0 2 39 20.5
1991-92 32 STL NHL 4 3 0 3 2 -1 0 3 0 0 0 4 75.0
1992-93 33 CHI NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1993-94 34 CHI NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 102 32 25 57 24 -2 27 27 5 0 3 213 15.0

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1977-78 18 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 8 16 24 14
1978-79 19 University of North Dakota WCHA 40 22 24 46 22
1978-79 19 United States WJC-A 5 2 1 3 0
1979-80 20 United States Nat-Tm 59 10 20 30 26
1979-80 20 United States Olympics 7 0 8 8 6
1980-81 21 United States WEC-A 8 8 3 11 6
1981-82 22 United States Can-Cup 6 1 0 1 4
1984-85 25 United States Can-Cup 6 2 1 3 2
1988-89 29 United States WEC-A 6 4 3 7 2
1989-90 30 Washington Capitals Fr-Tour 4 1 2 3 0
1991-92 32 United States Can-Cup 7 1 1 2 0
1993-94 34 Indianapolis Ice IHL 40 8 18 26 6
1994-95 35 Minnesota Moose IHL 81 38 42 80 16
1995-96 36 Minnesota Moose IHL 69 21 25 46 8
Career 3 Seasons Can-Cup 19 4 2 6 6
Career 1 Season Fr-Tour 4 1 2 3 0
Career 3 Seasons IHL 190 67 85 152 30
Career 1 Season Nat-Tm 59 10 20 30 26
Career 1 Season Olympics 7 0 8 8 6
Career 2 Seasons WCHA 78 30 40 70 36
Career 2 Seasons WEC-A 14 12 6 18 8
Career 1 Season WJC-A 5 2 1 3 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1994-95 35 Minnesota Moose IHL 3 0 1 1 0
Career 1 Season IHL 3 0 1 1 0
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1980 USA 0 8 6
Car 0 8 6

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 15 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Dave Christian 6.7 6.4 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.8 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.0 1.6 0.5 0.0
Igor Larionov 93.7 7.2 6.1 5.6 5.4 5.1 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.2 1.6 0.6
Murray Craven 93.2 6.6 5.6 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.1 3.7 2.9 2.2 2.0 0.7 0.4 0.0
Tomas Holmstrom 92.9 7.1 6.9 6.1 5.1 5.1 4.3 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.5 2.6 1.8 1.7 1.4 -0.1
Claude Provost 92.8 6.9 6.7 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0
Scott Mellanby 92.7 6.9 5.9 5.8 5.1 4.9 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.0 1.8 1.4 0.5 -0.1
Marco Sturm 92.3 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.1 4.1 3.0 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.8 -0.6
Thomas Steen 92.2 6.7 5.7 5.3 4.9 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.5 0.5
Derek King 91.8 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.0 5.9 4.9 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.2 2.1 2.0 0.6 -0.1
Bill Mosienko 91.5 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.0 2.5 1.9 1.3 0.2
Mike Foligno 91.5 7.2 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.5 3.4 2.9 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Dave Christian 6.7 6.4 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.8 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.0 1.6 0.5 0.0
Igor Larionov 93.7 7.2 6.1 5.6 5.4 5.1 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.2 1.6 0.6
Tomas Holmstrom 92.9 7.1 6.9 6.1 5.1 5.1 4.3 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.5 2.6 1.8 1.7 1.4 -0.1
Claude Provost 92.8 6.9 6.7 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0
Marco Sturm 92.3 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.1 4.1 3.0 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.8 -0.6
Murray Craven 92.2 6.6 5.6 5.4 5.0 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.1 3.7 2.9 2.8 2.2 2.0 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.0 -0.3
Thomas Steen 92.2 6.7 5.7 5.3 4.9 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.5 0.5
Derek King 91.8 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.0 5.9 4.9 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.2 2.1 2.0 0.6 -0.1
Mike Foligno 91.5 7.2 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.5 3.4 2.9 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.3
Bill Mosienko 91.5 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.0 2.5 1.9 1.3 0.2
Herb Cain 90.2 6.2 4.8 4.7 4.5 3.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.5 1.7 1.5 1.4 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 8, 1983: Traded to Washington by Winnipeg for Washington's 1st round choice (Bobby Dollas) in 1983 Entry Draft, June 8, 1983.

December 13, 1989: Traded to Boston by Washington for Bob Joyce, December 13, 1989.

July 30, 1991: Transferred to St. Louis by Boston with Boston's 3rd round choice (Vitali Prokhorov) and 7th round choice (Lance Burns) in 1992 Entry Draft as compensation for Boston's signing of free agents Glen Featherstone and Dave Thomlinson, July 30, 1991.

October 4, 1992: Claimed by Chicago from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1992.

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