Hall of Fame: Dave Debol (1988)

Dave Debol
Dave Debol

Dave Debol

St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Years Played: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
All-American: 1977


Dave Debol , originally from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, played for Notre Dame High School before entering the University of Michigan.  He started his Michigan career as a walk-on and completed his four-year Michigan career as the team’s all-time scoring leader.  During his sophomore season, he scored three goals within a fifty-nine second time frame, still a Michigan record.  He earned All-America honors as a junior, collecting ninety-nine points to lead the nation in scoring and forty-three goals to share the Michigan single-season record set by Red Berenson.  He is ranked fifth overall in career points by a Michigan hockey player with 246; he is ranked third in goals with 112 and sixth in assists with 134.  He is tied with fellow Hall of Fame members Red Berenson and Gil Burford for the most hat tricks in a career with ten.

Dave Debol won the Dekers Club Award for Best Rookie in 1975.  He won the Hal Downes Award for Most Valuable Player in 1977.  The University of Michigan Hall of Honor chose to add him to its membership in 1996.  After graduating from Michigan, he played professional hockey for several years, including time with the Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League.  After retiring from professional hockey, Dave Debol has worked as a hockey coach and co-founded Hockey Masters, a program that teaches skill development for hockey players of a variety of ages.


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