David grew up playing travel hockey for the HoneyBaked hockey club in Detroit Michigan. From there he went on to play juniors for the Compuware ambassadors and the 2002 IIHF World U18 program. Booth’s 2 goals against Russia in the championship game lead Team USA to there first ever gold medal. Booth was also part of the 2004 IIHF World U20 USA gold medal team.
Following his second year with the Michigan State Spartans, he was selected by the Florida Panthers, 53rd overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He finished his four years playing college hockey with MSU, where he won the community service awards and two fitness awards, before turning professional with the Panthers organization in 2006–07.
After graduating from Michigan State in 2006 with a general management degree, Booth played his first NHL game on November 21st, 2006. He went on to finish his first year in the NHL playing 42 games.
It was his second year that really established Booth as a mainstay NHL player after scoring 22 goals. That summer he represented Team USA in the 2008 IIHF World Championship.
During Booth’s third year in the NHL he broke the 30 goal mark registering 31 goals and 60 points, earning him the title of Florida Panthers Most Valuable Player. This accomplishment earned him an invite to the mens olympic training camp in 2009. Unfortunately, a major concussion eliminated most of his 2009-2010 season and Olympic roster spot. However, his career continued to thrive, breaking the 20-goal mark again.
Booth also won 2 fitness awards while playing for the Florida Panthers, before he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in 2011.
While playing for the Vancouver Canucks Booth was voted Most Exciting Player and also helped the team bring home 2 President’s Trophies 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
Booth signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2014-2015, obtaining another community service award and rounded out his 530 game NHL career, playing for his home town team, the Detroit Red Wings.
Booth has also played 3 seasons in the KHL with Admiral Valdivostock, Omsk Avangard, and Dinamo Minsk. He now looks forward to training kids of various athletic backgrounds and mentoring them along the way.
Why David Booth "Method"?
Throughout his career he has learned from the best and made a name for himself with it comes to putting in the work required to play at a professional level.
David is ready to invest in his clients, not just enhancing their athletic ability by training, but also incorporating habits, mindset and lifestyle choices that will help you maintain an optimal level of performance in your professional career. See Programs for more details.