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Director of AHL Operations
Assistant Coach/ Director of Hockey Operations & Team Services
Head Athletic Trainer, Strength & Performance Coach
David OliverDirector of AHL Operations
David Oliver enters his seventh season with the Monsters, having been with the team since its inception in 2007. After serving in a dual role of Director of AHL Operations and Assistant Coach the previous two seasons, he will return to focusing solely on his executive role in 2013-14.
Oliver was behind the bench with current head coach Dean Chynoweth in 2012-13, after initially coaching alongside then-head coach David Quinn in 2011-12.
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 player 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.