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Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s David Wilfred Maloney

David Wilfred Maloney turns 58 on Thursday.
David Wilfred Maloney turns 58 on Thursday. Photo Credit: NHL.com

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s David Wilfred Maloney!

David Wilfred Maloney who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 58 on Thursday. The former Nationa Hockey League player was born July 31, 1956, in Kitchener, Ontario.

Maloney was drafted 14th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft. He played 657 career NHL games, scoring 71 goals and 246 assists for 317 points.

He played for the New York Rangers from 1974-84

He was also the youngest player to serve as captain for the New York Rangers and captained them to the 1979 Stanley Cup Finals. He along with Phil Esposito and other Ranger teammates, recorded a song called the "Hockey Sock Rock" as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

On Dec. 6, 1984, the Rangers traded Maloney to the Buffalo Sabres. He retired in 1985.

From 1995 to 1998, he was a studio analyst for FOX NHL Saturday. He currently serves as the color commentator on Ranger radio broadcasts alongside Kenny Albert.

In 2009, Maloney was ranked No. 34 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book "100 Ranger Greats."

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