First Name: David
Last Name: Amadio
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1980
Home Town: Donkin
County: Cape Breton County

A member of a prominent Donkin, Nova Scotia sports family, David Amadio began his career in the Glace Bay Youth Hockey Association. He developed his hockey skills with the Hamilton Junior Cubs of the OHA before heading to the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings.

Throughout his career Amadio has had stints with the Hershey Bears, Edmonton Flyers, Sudbury Wolves, Springfield Wolves, Los Angeles Kings, Denver Spurs, Kansas City Blues, Salt Lake Golden Eagles, and Seattle Totems.

He is also noted as an author of “The Springfield Revolt” of 1967 which led indirectly to formation of the NHL Player’s Association.

David Amadio passed away in April 1981.

(Reference: Induction Program Article, Nova Scotia Heritage Center)


• David started in the Glace Bay Youth Hockey Assoc.
• Played for the Detroit Red Wings, mid 1960’s
• Author of “The Springfield Revolt” of 1967
• Contributed to creating the NHL Player’s Assoc.