David Oliver was born on April 17, 1971 in Sechelt, British Columbia and is a retired National Hockey League forward. David was drafted in the seventh round, 144th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. David played collegiate hockey for the University of Michigan where he earned both First-Team All-American and All-CCHA honors. After graduating from the University of Michigan and being named the CCHA Player of the Year, David began his National Hockey League career playing for the Oilers in 1994. Over the course of his NHL career, David would also play for the New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Dallas Stars before ending his professional hockey career in 2007. David is currently an assistant Coach with the New York Rangers.

What was the most memorable moment of your hockey career?

Standing on the Blue Line in Edmonton for O’Canada with my Parents there to watch my first NHL game.


What advice would you give to future professional hockey players?

Play every game like it’s your last one. Appreciate every minute you get to spend playing the game as a pro.


What are you doing now since retiring from professional hockey?

Assistant Coach of the New York Rangers