Dave Langevin was a hard hitting and calculating defenseman best known for being a member of all four New York Islanders Stanley Cup teams. Although often obscured by some of his more famous teammates, Langevin earned the respect of many Isles fans during the early 80s.
Like Neal Broten, Langevin is a purebred Minnesota hockey player. He was born May 15, 1954, in St. Paul and was a high school leading Hill-Murray High School to independent state championships in 1970 and 1972. Though he turned into a great professional under the guidance of legendary tactician Al Arbour, Langevin actually credits high school coach Andre Beaulieu as his most influential hockey coach.
"He brought me to a different level through hard work, teamwork and accountability as a player, which is the foundation of playing well," Langevin said.
As Brian Murphy of Twin Cities Pioneer Press has recently revealed, Langevin has come full circle. Now he is a high school coach, coaching the Sibley High girls' hockey team where his daughter Anna, originally a figure skater, plays hockey.
"This has been one of the most satisfying jobs I've had in hockey. I'm having so much fun," Langevin told the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. "The response I'm getting from the girls, to see them learn and grow, I really appreciate spending time with them."
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