Ice hockey player
| Dave Hoyda|
| May 20, 1957
Edmonton, AB, CAN (1957-05-20) |
53rd overall, 1977
60th overall, 1977
February 8, 2015, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Dave Hoyda Wikipedia
David Allan Hoyda (May 20, 1957 – February 8, 2015) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Hoyda played four seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets. He was known primarily as an enforcer.
Hoyda was raised in Cherhill, Alberta, and later attended St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton while he played Canadian Junior "A" hockey with the Spruce Grove Mets. Hoyda and the Mets won the 1975 Canadian Junior "A" national championship. He moved up to Major Junior hockey for his next two seasons, playing with the Edmonton Oil Kings/Portland Winterhawks (franchise moved).
Hoyda was drafted in both the World Hockey Association and NHL Amateur Drafts in 1977, signing a contract with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers.