(born November 24, 1984) is an American
professional ice hockey
player currently playing for the Florida Panthers
of the National Hockey League
Booth played for the Michigan State Spartans
from 2003 to 2006. He also played for the NARCh
roller hockey team Mission Honeybaked.
Booth was drafted 53rd overall in the 2nd round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft
by the Florida Panthers
. He recorded 22 goals and 18 assists in his first full season in the NHL.
He completed his first NHL season with the Florida Panthers, making his NHL debut on November 20, 2006, against the Boston Bruins
. Shortly thereafter, he scored his first NHL point on December 12 against the Anaheim Ducks
, and his first NHL goal on January 4, 2007 against the Calgary Flames
. He also recorded the first multi-point game of his career (two assists) on March 17 against the New York Islanders
and scored first his game-winning goal on April 6 at Tampa Bay. He recorded his first career hat trick
against the Anaheim Ducks
on November 9, 2008. He also recorded a hat trick against the St. Louis Blues on March 1, 2009.
On October 24, 2009, Mike Richards
of the Philadelphia Flyers
hit Booth high with his shoulder, knocking him unconscious. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher and brought to a Philadelphia hospital. Booth was released from hospital on October 25, having suffered a concussion
. David Booth recorded his first Gordie Howe hat trick
on March 3, 2010 in a win over the Philadelphia... Read More