Drafted in 1976 by both the Atlanta Flames of the National Hockey League and the Calgary Cowboys of the World Hockey Association, Shand also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.
Shand was selected in the first round of the 1976 NHL draft by the Atlanta Flames, and was the number 8 overall NHL pick.
On April 1, 1978, he tied the Atlanta/Calgary single-game record (since broken) for assists in one game with four, versus the New York Rangers. He also tied the Atlanta/Calgary single-game record (since broken) with three assists in a period, versus the New York Rangers on Jan. 20, 1978. Shand missed the start of 1984-85 season with a cracked sinus bone and facial laceration, suffered when he was hit below his left eye by a Scott Stevens shot during Washington's 1984 training camp. He retired in 1989.
Shand played in 421 NHL games and scored 19 goals and 84 assists.
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- David Shand's biography at Legends of Hockey
- David Shand's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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