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Dave Tippett, LW

- Finished 11th, 13th, 9th in Selke voting from 1985-86 to 1987-88 (also received 1 vote in 1984-85).

- Killed 51% of his team's penalties (10th all time since expansion) for PKs 12% better than the league average. (Did this over 721 games).



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He approached (the 1984 Olympics) camp like any other and worked like a beaver, his nickname. There is nothing fancy about Tippett's play. But what you notice immediately is his work habit. He is ready for each shift, sticks to the fundamentals and checks tenaciously.
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Originally Posted by Dave Tippett
My biggest asset is my skating. I can play the clutch-and-grab game against professionals because of my skating.
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Originally Posted by James Patrick
Dave is small, but what people don't realize is how strong he is.
The Phoenix, Oct 11, 1983

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There is a buzzsaw at work in the Olympic Hockey Tournament, and he's carving up competition for Team Canada.

Little Dave Tippett cast a long shadow over the United States with his defensive checking of Pat Lafontaine in the opening game...
Unheralded Hockey player leading Canadian Efforts, Kentucky New Era, Feb 10, 1984

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Washington got goals from two unlikely sources, defensive specialist Dave Tippett and enforcer Alan May and beat the New York Rangers, 3-2, last night to even their Patrick Division semifinal series at two wins apiece.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Apr 10, 1991

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