David Wilfred Maloney (born July 31, 1956 in Kitchener, Ontario and raised in Lindsay, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League from 1974–75 until 1984–85.
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, as well as compiling 1154 penalty minutes. He was also the youngest player to serve as Captain for the New York Rangers and captained them to the 1979 Stanley Cup Finals. That same year, Maloney, 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 December 6, 1984, the Rangers traded Maloney and Chris Renaud to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Steve Patrick and Jim Wiemer.
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. He currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Maloney played with his brother Don Maloney while with the Rangers.
His son David works for the Connecticut Whale. His son, Daniel, served in the United States Air Force and is an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. Daughter Brooke is currently attending St. Lawrence University and plays field hockey.
In 2009, Maloney was ranked No. 34 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).
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- ^ "1974 NHL Amateur Draft - Dave Maloney". Hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
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