David Starman

Starman has spent 11 years as an NHL scout with Toronto, Montreal, Seattle.  He is a member of USA Hockey Player Development staff in New York State and has spent  25 years as an instructor with USA Hockey Coaching Education Program.
Starman tended goal for the University of Hartford before turning to the other side of the game, becoming the youngest head coach in Central Hockey League history in 2000 when, at age 31, he took over the Memphis River Kings. Starman later guided the New York Junior Bobcats of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League and was associate coach of the New York Apple Core of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Starman is now one of the nation’s most respected college hockey TV analysts.

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"I've always believed, even at the pro level, less is more. So don't complicate it, don't reinvent the wheel."
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Welcome back for season two of The Breakdown with Dave Starman!

In the first episode of the season, the former goalie tackles one of his favourite topics.

To him, puck handling for goalies boils down to three main components:

  • Decision making
  • Proper hand-offs
  • Less is more

“I’ve always believed, even at the pro level, less is more. So don’t complicate it, don’t reinvent the wheel. You have to play to your strengths, especially when you’ve got the puck in your own end as a goaltender.”

Watch as he breaks down how to effectively play the puck as a goalie, and shares a few wise words from Boston College goalie coach Mike Ayers and New York Islanders goalie coach Mitch Korn.

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