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Position Left wing
Shot Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Houston Aeros (IHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 25 1961 (1961-08-25) (age 48),
Moosomin, SK, CAN
Pro Career 1983 – 1995

David "Dave" Tippett (born August 25, 1961, in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada) is the former head coach of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was the fourth head coach of the Stars (19th in the history of the franchise), since accepting the job on May 21, 2002 and getting fired on June 10, 2009. He is also a former left winger who played in the NHL for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals.


Coaching career

Prior to coaching in the NHL, Tippet was a head coach in the International Hockey League with the Houston Aeros where he coached them to the 1999 Turner Cup where they beat the Orlando Solar Bears, 4–3. That same year, Tippett was named the IHL Coach of the Year when the Aeros received the Fred A. Huber Jr. Memorial Trophy for the league's best regular season record (54–15–13).

Tippett came to Dallas after a stint as assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings that lasted three full seasons, helping to lead the Kings to the playoffs all three seasons, after the team qualified for post-season play just one out of the previous six seasons.

As head coach for the Dallas Stars, Tippet had a career record of 87–48–27 as of the end of the 2007–08 season. Tippett had a home record of 56–14–14 which currently ranks him fifth in the NHL for coaches with a minimum of 50 career home wins. At the close of the 2006–07 season, Tippett joined an exclusive group of NHL head coaches that have led their respective clubs to back-to-back 50-win campaigns. He joins Mike Babcock (Detroit Red Wings), Scotty Bowman (Montreal), Tom Johnson (Boston), Mike Keenan (Philadelphia), Glen Sather (Edmonton), and Fred Shero (Philadelphia).

Tippet was released from his contract by the Dallas Stars organization on June 10th, 2009, and was replaced by Marc Crawford.

Playing career

Before becoming a head coach, Tippett played 11 seasons as a forward in the National Hockey League. He has played for the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. In 721 career games he registered 93 goals and 169 assists totaling 262 points and 317 penalty minutes. Tippett finished his playing career with the Aeros as a player and an assistant coach.

Also attached to Dave Tippett's credits are appearances in the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia as assistant captain of the Canadian Team and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France where he and the rest of the Canadian Team earned Silver Medals.

Tippett is an alumnus of the University of North Dakota, where he was a captain of the school's North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey team during their championship-winning 1982 season.

Career statistics


NHL coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
DAL 2002–03 82 46 17 15 4 111 1st in Pacific Lost in conference semifinals
DAL 2003–04 82 41 26 13 2 97 2nd in Pacific Lost in round 1
DAL 2005–06 82 53 23 - 6 112 1st in Pacific Lost in round 1
DAL 2006–07 82 50 25 - 7 107 3rd in Pacific Lost in round 1
DAL 2007–08 82 45 30 - 7 97 3rd in Pacific Lost in conference finals
DAL 2008–09 82 36 35 - 11 83 3rd in Pacific Missed playoffs (fired at end of season)
Total 492 271 156 28 37

External links

  • Dave Tippett's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Rick Wilson
Head Coaches of the Dallas Stars
Succeeded by
Marc Crawford
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