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.
August 1, 1956|
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New York Rangers|
Toronto Maple Leafs
24th overall, 1976|
New York Rangers
5th overall, 1976|
San Diego Mariners
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. 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. Farrish was let go by the Maple Leafs in May 2014.
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- "Maple Leafs Add Dave Farrish To Coaching Staff". Mapleleafs.com. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- "Leafs extend Carlyle for two years, fire staff - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
- 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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