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Director of AHL Operations / Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach/ Director of Hockey Operations & Team Services
Head Athletic Trainer, Strength & Performance Coach
David OliverDirector of AHL Operations / Assistant Coach
David Oliver enters his second year as an assistant coach with the monsters in 2012-13 and his sixth in an executive role.
The Lake Erie Monsters and their NHL affiliate, the Colorado Avalanche, announced on July 29th, 2011 that Oliver would continue his role in Cleveland with the team as the Director of AHL Operations and add the responsibility of Assistant Coach under then-head coach David Quinn. Oliver had served as General Manager of the Monsters since the teams inception in 2007.
Selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round (144th overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Oliver registered 98 points (49G, 49A) and 84 penalty minutes in 233 games in the NHL with the Oilers, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars. Overall, the former right wing spent 13 seasons in professional hockey.
Making his NHL debut on January 20th, 1995, Oliver led the Oilers with 16 goals in the shortened 1994-95 lockout season, becoming the first rookie to lead the Oilers in goals as a rookie. Oliver also appeared in 10 playoff games with the Rangers and Stars.
Prior to playing professionally, Oliver recorded 205 points (107G, 98A) and 100 penalty minutes in 152 games at the University of Michigan over a four-year span. In 1993-94, Oliver was named the Central Collegiate Hockey Associations Player of the Year.
A native of Sechelt, British Columbia, Oliver resides in Westlake, Ohio, with his wife Shawna and sons Caden and Layten.