Colorado Avalanche
Los Angeles Kings
David Van Der Gulik
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DavidVan Der Gulik
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 173
BIRTHDATE: 04/20/1983
AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: Abbotsford, BC, CAN
DRAFTED: CGY: 2002-206 overall
 
2012-13: Spent the majority of the year with Lake Erie (AHL) but also had two separate stints with the Avalanche…Skated in nine NHL games, recording two assists…Was first recalled by Colorado on Feb. 1 and appeared in two games before being reassigned on Feb. 7…Was recalled for a second time on April 1 and dressed in seven games before being reassigned on April 12…Collected 35 points (18g/17a) in 60 games with the Monsters…His 18 goals were his most in an AHL season since 2007-08 (19).

2011-12:
Split the season between the Avalanche and Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)…Appeared in 25 games with Colorado, tallying one goal and five assists…His 25 games doubled his career total of 12 NHL games entering the year…Posted a +3 plus/minus rating, fourth best on the Avalanche…Dressed in 40 contests with Lake Erie, collecting 28 points (12g/16a)…Was recalled by Colorado on Dec. 14 and picked up an assist in his first game after being recalled on Dec. 15 at San Jose…Missed the Dec. 19th contest against Philadelphia because of the birth of his first child, son Jackson (born that day, Dec. 19)…Tallied his first career multi-point game with a pair of assists on Dec. 26 at Minnesota…Scored his second career goal on Jan. 6 at Chicago…Was placed on waivers, Feb. 23…Cleared waivers on Feb. 25 and was reassigned to Lake Erie.

2010:11:
Played most of the year with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) but also spent time with Colorado…Appeared in 48 games for Lake Erie, tallying 36 points (15g/21a) with a +25 plus/minus rating…Finished third on the Monsters in assists and was fifth in points despite not playing a full AHL season…Picked up three points (1g/2a) in six games with the Avalanche…Originally recalled from Lake Erie on Oct. 20…Made his Avalanche debut on Oct. 23 vs. Los Angeles, his first NHL game since March 25, 2009 at Pittsburgh…Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 4 vs. Vancouver…Suffered a knee injury on Nov. 9 vs. Calgary, forcing him to miss 15 games from Nov. 12 to Dec. 11…Placed on IR, Nov. 11 (retroactive to Nov. 9) and activated on Dec. 13…Was reassigned to Lake Erie on Dec. 14…Recalled by Colorado for the second time on March 12 and tallied an assist that night in Nashville…Was reassigned to Lake Erie on March 13 and spent the rest of the year with the Monsters…Appeared in all seven playoff games for Lake Erie, notching two goals and two assists.

2009-10: Finished second on the Abbotsford Heat in assists (24), points (40) and plus/minus (+13)…Added six points (4g/2a) in 13 postseason contests…Named the Heat’s American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for his contributions to the Abbotsford community.

2008-09: Spent the majority of the season with Quad City (AHL), but also made his NHL debut with Calgary…Appeared in six games for the Flames, recording two assists…Recalled by Calgary on Feb. 26 and made his NHL debut the following night against the Minnesota Wild…Collected his first NHL point (assist) on March 3 at Ottawa…Reassigned to Quad City on March 26.

2007-08: Skated in all 80 games for Quad City, totaling 42 points (19g/23a).

2006-07: Appeared in all 80 games with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL) during his first professional season, recording 43 points (16g/27a)…Led all AHL rookies and finished fourth in the league with a +27 plus/minus rating…Tied for second among AHL rookies with four short-handed goals.

2005-06: Capped off his four-year collegiate career by totaling 22 points (11g/11a) in 25 games while serving as co-captain at Boston University…Earned the Mickey Cochrane Award, presented annually to the school’s best male athlete…Missed the first 15 games of the season due to injury (groin)…Named MVP of the Hockey East Tournament after becoming the first player in league history to net two hat tricks in one postseason tournament.

2004-05: Led the Terriers with 31 points (18g/13a) in 41 games as a junior.

2003-04:
Finished first on Boston University in goals (13) and penalty minutes (74) in 35 games as a sophomore.

2002-03:
Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.

Other:
Played three seasons (1999-2002) with the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), where he totaled 261 points (115g/146a) in 157 games…Was Calgary’s 10th selection(seventh round, 206th overall) in the 2002 Entry Draft.