Dave Babych (born May 23, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional hockey defenceman who played for the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, in a career spanning nineteen seasons.
Picked by the Winnipeg Jets second overall in 1980 NHL Entry Draft, Babych is well known for his lawsuit against the Philadelphia Flyers for allegedly misleading him to the extent of a foot injury. Babych claims that he was forced to play on a broken foot during the 1998 NHL playoffs and that it eventually led to his premature retirement in 1999.
Babych is a two-time NHL All-Star and is known for sporting a large mustache.
He's of Croat origin.