David Eddy
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David Eddy

Hometown:

Woodbury Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-12-10

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2012

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: David Eddy finished the season second in scoring to Terry Broadhurst (CHI) on the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL. The offensive winger scored 21 goals along with 35 assists and a plus-one rating while taking 52 PIMs in 60 games. He quickly committed to play at St. Cloud State University. His team only played three playoff games where he only contributed three assists and a minus-three rating for the series.

2009-10: Eddy has a very good freshman year at St. Cloud State where he played top line minutes and on both specialty team units. He scored 12 goals along with 11 assists and a good plus 11 rating in 35 NCAA games for the Huskies. His team would lose 5-3 to the Wisconsin Badgers in the West regional final.

2010-11: Eddy has deemed ineligible for the fall semester due to an academic issue with not enough class credits during his freshman year. The fourth-ranked team in the nation, the Huskies started poorly at 5-11-2 but finished the regular season after Eddy's return with a 10-4-4 record. In the first round of the WCHA playoffs, St. Cloud State lost a heartbreaker in triple-overtime against the eventual NCAA National Champions from Minnesota-Duluth. The sophomore finished the year scoring just nine goals along with eight assists and a minus-one rating in only 18 NCAA games.

2011-12: Eddy had a good junior year at St. Cloud State where the physical winger scored nine goals along with 16 assists and a plus-two rating while taking 52 PIMs in 39 NCAA games. The Huskies lost 4-1 in the WCHA quarterfinals of the playoffs to the WCHA champion University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Eddy decided to turn pro follow the season and was signed by the Calgary Flames to a two year NHL entry-level contract on March 20, 2012.

2012-13: Eddy got off to a slow start in his first pro season due to injuries and was limited to 10 AHL games with Abbotsford in his first pro season. He had three two-game stints with the Heat in October , December, and January and played four games with Abbotsford in February. He had no points and was -5 with 7 penalty minutes. The Heat missed the playoffs after finishing fourth in the North Division. Eddy spent most of the year with the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies. He scored 5 goals with 11 assists and was -15 with 61 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games and was -2 with 1 goal and 11 penalty minutes in four playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

Eddy is a jack-of-all-trades type of player who can contribute to a team in many different ways. The physical agitator is a hard worker who goes to the high-traffic areas on the ice and plays the game with grit and passion. The tough winger has good hands and vision along with solid offensive instincts. He is very strong on his skates and difficult to move from in front of the opposition's net, but the biggest strength of his game is the energy that he brings to every shift. Every time Eddy hits the ice, he is looking to make an impact in any way he can whether it be hitting guys, scoring, fighting, or blocking shots.

Future

Eddy enters the 2013-14 season as part of a highly competitive group seeking playing time in Abbotsford. Similar to last year’s lockout season, the extra competition will test Eddy’s skill and dedication. Management will have to determine if Eddy should stay in Abbotsford or be sent down to the ECHL. He will find himself in a challenging position this season as he attempts to outperform his teammates in order to remain in the Heat’s lineup.

 

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