"David Bryan Allison" is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman (ice hockey)/defenceman. He played in three games with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 1983-84 NHL season/1983-84 season and is perhaps best known for a brief stint as head coach of the NHL's Ottawa Senators during the 1995–96 NHL season/1995–1996 season. He is currently the head coach of the American Hockey League/AHL's Peoria Rivermen (AHL)/Peoria Rivermen.

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It was a big, big game for us. We didn't want to go 0-4.

I think when you have experience in those (new) situations, it does help you. You have a chance to create a culture. I just think you've got to have everybody on the same agenda, everyone from ticket sales to the president of the hockey team. Whenever you go into a new endeavor, everybody is new. Everybody is trying to get things done.

These guys are going to be the first people that play in the Wells Fargo Arena in a game that matters. It's something they'll remember and take with them the rest of their lives.

Everyone contributed. We had scoring from every line.

That's huge. We didn't sit back and protect the lead, we went after it in the third period.

We need a few skates to get the virgin layer off.

They are very key, but it's something we'll continually change. It's not something you can write in stone.

Guys want to play in the NHL and that's where he's at, but it's a well-deserved honor for him. He's a big, strong guy and he makes it hard on other players by playing hard.

They were very tight. But being tight shows you care. We just had to relax.