Dave Reid joined the Leafs as an unheralded free agent signing by General Manager Gord Stellick in the summer of 1988. The Toronto, Ontario native proved to be a dynamic penalty-killer in his three seasons with the Blue and White.
Reid shares a franchise record with Leafs Hall of Famer and former captain, Dave Keon. Reid tied Keon's 20-year old record for the most shorthanded goals in one season when he recorded eight in 1990-91-- his third and final season with Toronto. The record-tying SHG came against Detroit and his former teammate, Allan Bester and the club record still stands today. The eight goals led the NHL in that department in 1990-91 and at one point he tallied a SHG in four consecutive games in November of 1990. The left-winger also tallied four goals on the penalty-kill for the Leafs in 1989-90.
Reid was originally Boston's fourth pick, 60th overall, in the 1982 NHL Draft. He recorded 165 goals, 204 assists, 369 points and 253 penalty minutes in 961 career regular season games from 1983 to 2001. Reid played in 118 career NHL playoff games. He had tenures with Toronto, Dallas, Colorado and Boston twice over his professional career. Reid is extremely proud to have played on two Stanley Cup winners in his NHL career. He played in 23 playoff games for the 1999 Dallas Stars and 18 playoff contests for the victorious 2001 Colorado Avalanche.