David Williams (ice hockey)

David Andrew Williams (born August 25, 1967 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is an American former ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Williams was drafted 234th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft and played 173 regular season games in the NHL, scoring a total of 11 goals and 53 assists for 64 points and collecting 157 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, Williams played four seasons at Dartmouth College in ECAC Hockey, serving as team captain at the end of his career there. At Dartmouth, Williams was an All American player. He also played varsity hockey for Choate Rosemary Hall a prep school in Wallingford, Connecticut, and Chatham Township High School in Chatham Township, New Jersey. Williams was the first New Jersey-raised player to participate in an NHL game.

David Williams
Born (1967-08-25) August 25, 1967 (age 52)
Plainfield, NJ, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for San Jose Sharks
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
National team  United States
NHL Draft 234th overall, 1985
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1990–1998

At Choate, Williams was also an All New England baseball player, but chose hockey and did not continue playing baseball.

Williams was elected to the New Jersey High School Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012 for his achievements at all levels of ice hockey.[1]


  1. ^ "Dave Williams". NJ High School Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 March 2012.

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