Born and bred on the North Shore, Dave is now a regular selection in the Black Sticks attacking line-up. At 29 he is now a highly experienced member of the team, having played 123 tests. He offers speed and flair when attacking and is strong on the ball when taking on defenders. He played in all three of North Harbour’s NHL victories, scoring hat-tricks in the 2000 and 2004 final and being named the MVP of the 2007 NHL. He is possibly one of New Zealand most influential NHL players and easily one of North Harbour greatest products. This will be Dave’s 2nd Olympic campaign after getting a late call-up to the 2004 Athens team when Ryan Archibald had to withdraw through injury.