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Dave Arundel - Minneapolis Hockey Hall of Fame

By staff, 01/10/19, 11:15PM CST


Washburn, Badgers, USA, and the contract for "The Show"!

Dave Arundel began skating at age 5 on the family's backyard rink in south Minneapolis. From there he skated all the way to the NHL, and everywhere in between.

One of four Arundel brothers to excel at Washburn High, they even named the family dog "Hockey".  Dave began his organized hockey career at Pearl Park.  A host of championships soon followed.

State bantam champion in 1966 with Washburn (Gopher Post). Undefeated Minneapolis high school city champion with Washburn High in 1969. NCAA champion with Wisconsin in 1973. World Champion with  the USA National Team in 1974. Senior Men's national champion with the St Paul Parkers in 1977.

In 1972 Dave was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, number 150 overall in that year's draft. He competed in the 1974 training camp and in the pre season games.  Dave, together with his wife Shari, then came to the decision that Dave would instead pursue his true calling in life, The Ministry.  Dave left the Red Wings to attend Seminary and then became a leader in the Young Life organization where he positively impacted thousands of lives.

Even as Dave Arundel describes hockey as the greatest game ever invented he has never once regretted his decision to leave the NHL behind. The Minneapolis Hockey Hall of Fame, welcomes Dave Arundel, both the hockey player and the person!

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Arundel with the USA National Team - 1972

The Dave Arundel File

Arundel backyard rink, age 5-18

Pearl Park, pick up and park board hockey

1966 - State Bantam Champions 1966 Washburn/(Gopher Post). Coached by fellow Hall of Famer Jake McCoy

1966 - 1969 - Washburn High School

1970 - National Jr A Runner-Up  with Stephens Jrs

1970 - 1974 - University of Wisconsin Badgers
*Coached by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Johnson
* NCAA National Champion 1973
* NCAA National Championships All Tournament Team 1973
* Captain 1974

1974 - USA National Team  - World Championships

1977 - Men's Senior National Champions - St Paul Parkers
Fellow Hall of Famers Jake McCoy, Ron Naslund and Bob Lundeen

Drafted 150th overall by Detroit Red Wings in the NHL's 1972 draft and signed 3 year contract

Washburn Youth Hockey Bantam A Coach

Washburn High assistant coach

Lifelong career in the Ministry

The Parkers - National Senior Mens Champs - 1977

Arundel with the Stephens Jr. A Squad

Washburn High - Undefeated City Champs - 1969

Arundel's Bantam State Champion Team - 1966 - Washburn/Gopher Legion Post

Arundel starring for Washburn High

Arundel as a Wisconsin Badger