Dave Farrish

David Allan Farrish (born August 1, 1956) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played 430 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques, and Toronto Maple Leafs. While playing in the American Hockey League, Farrish won the Eddie Shore Award as the league's best defenceman during the 1981–82 AHL season.[1]

Dave Farrish
Born (1956-08-01) August 1, 1956 (age 64)
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 24th overall, 1976
New York Rangers
WHA Draft 5th overall, 1976
San Diego Mariners
Playing career 1976–1990

Farrish has served as head coach for the Moncton Hawks, Salt Lake Golden Eagles, Fort Wayne Komets, Springfield Falcons, Louisiana IceGators and the Pensacola Ice Pilots.[2] At the NHL level, Farrish served as an assistant coach to Randy Carlyle with the Anaheim Ducks from 2005 to the middle of the 2011-12 season. On March 3, 2012, Farrish was appointed an assistant coach, again under Carlyle, with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[2] Farrish was let go by the Maple Leafs in May 2014.[3]

Farrish was named as an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche on July 7, 2015. On May 23, 2017, Farrish was relieved of these duties.[4]


  1. ^ "EDDIE SHORE AWARD – AHL Hall of Fame". ahlhalloffame.com. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Maple Leafs Add Dave Farrish To Coaching Staff". Mapleleafs.com. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Leafs extend Carlyle for two years, fire staff - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  4. ^ Sadler, Amy (23 May 2017). "Avalanche make sweeping changes to coaching staff after dismal year - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 13 September 2019.

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