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Dave Schultz was born in Western Canada on October 14, 1949 - Waldheim, Saskatchewan.

Dave Schultz was born in Western Canada on October 14, 1949 - Waldheim, Saskatchewan. He played junior hockey with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Canada Hockey League (WCJHL). He was selected in the 5th round, 52nd overall in the 1969 NHL amateur entry draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Schultz played one season in the Eastern Hockey League in Roanoke, Virginia for the Salem Rebels. He played two seasons in the American Hockey League in Quebec City with the Quebec Aces, and only one season with the Richmond Robins in Richmond, Virginia before moving to Philadelphia.

During his eight years in the NHL, Dave Schultz was one of the most feared enforcers the game has ever known. Nicknamed "The Hammer," Schultz became a regular with the Philadelphia Flyers in the fall of 1972. Almost immediately it was clear that hockey had never seen anything like Schultz. As a rookie in 1972-1973, he led the league with 259 penalty minutes. He set the NHL's single season record for penalty minutes with 472 in 1974-1975, a record that still stands today.

Schultz was always lightening-quick to defend a teammate in need. His message was ever clear: You mess with one Flyer, you mess with us all. Schultz was happy to hand down sentencing on the spot. That message echoes today, perhaps not as loud, but it remains an integral part of the fabric of Philadelphia sports and NHL History. Schultz's on-ice persona not only pushed other teams into submission through intimidation and brute force but also pushed the uncharted boundaries of the NHL. Dave Schultz also played for the Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Buffalo Sabres.

When Schultz hung up his skates, he had won two Stanley Cups and countless hours in the penalty box but more importantly, Schultz had changed the landscape of hockey and likewise helped transform a iron-strong bond with Flyers fans who still embrace the organization and the man some 30 years later.

Dave has been public speaking for more than 20 years. Having been a member of 2 Stanley Cup Championship teams, current president of the Flyers Alumni Association, ACHL League commissioner, General Manager/Head Coach in both the ECHL and UHL, an entrepreneur, father, and commentator, Dave loves to share his unique perspective on life, sports and team relations.

Dave currently resides in Macungie, PA where he is President and CEO of Hammer Enterprises, Inc., a diverse corporation specializing in public/motivational speaking, the development, production and marketing of sports memorabilia and collectibles, corporate/organizational promotions, corporate spokesperson/representation, and event coordination.

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