View: Previous | Next
|1981 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 42 overall by New York Islanders
Born September 21, 1962
Height: 6-0 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL)
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
||St. Michael's||Jr. B
||Sault Ste. Marie||OMJHL
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was Sault Ste. Marie's first of two fifth-round picks, No.
54 overall, in 1980 OMJHL priority selection. ...
Spent most of childhood in Seattle, while father coached local
minor-league team, but also lived in other cities as his father
pursued a coaching career that led to NHL. ... Was named after Gordie
Howe, a former NHL teammate of his father's. ... Attended St. Michael's
College School in Toronto.
| Debut: November 16, 1982 (Edmonton at N.Y.
Numbers: 34, 2, 8 (NYI); 28
(Minnesota); 5 (Pittsburgh); 6 (Ottawa)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired Aug. 17, 2000
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||NYI, MIN, PIT, OTT||528
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||N.Y. Islanders, Pitt.||40
AWARDS AND HONORS
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1984 (N.Y. Islanders)
N.Y. Islanders Saraceno Award (Best Preseason Rookie): 1983
Ottawa Co-Captain: March 6, 1994, until Aug. 2, 1994
1982-83: Played two regular-season games for N.Y. Islanders team that
won Stanley Cup, but was not with team during postseason.
Played nine regular-season games for Pittsburgh team that won Stanley Cup. He
was with the team throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs, but did not appear in
any postseason games and therefore was not eligible to have his name engraved
on Stanley Cup.
1991-92: Played one regular-season game for
Pittsburgh team that won Stanley Cup, but was not with team during postseason.
1992-93: Played on Ottawa Senators expansion team.
Miscellaneous: Paired on defense with Denis Potvin for Islanders in
1983-84. ... Missed part of 1984-85 season with bruised ribs, an injury
suffered during N.Y. Islanders' Jan. 15, 1985, game vs. Vancouver. ... Played
right wing for parts of 1986-87 season. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season with
separated right shoulder, an injury suffered in March 1987. ... Assisted on
Pat LaFontaine's goal at 8:47 of the fourth overtime as N.Y. Islanders beat
Washington 3-2 in Game 7 of Patrick Division semifinals on April 18, 1987.
Dineen's shot was deflected by Kevin Hatcher out to LaFontaine, who beat Bob
Mason from inside the right point. ... Missed part of
1987-88 season with sprained left ankle, an injury suffered in February 1988.
... Missed part of 1988-89 season with broken nose, an injury suffered during
Pittsburgh's Feb. 11, 1989, game at Quebec. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season
with broken bone in right hand, an injury suffered during Pittsburgh's Oct. 7,
1989, game at New Jersey. ... Loaned by Ottawa to San Diego (IHL) for start of
1992-93 season, but was recalled to Ottawa for good on Jan. 20, 1993.
|Post-Draft Teams: Sault Ste. Marie (OMJHL);
Indianapolis (CHL); Springfield (AHL); Kalamazoo (IHL); Muskegon (IHL); San
Diego, Denver/Utah, Chicago (IHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup: 1995
(Denver), 1996 (Utah), 2000 (Chicago)
CHL Adams Cup: 1983
CHL Orr Trophy (Best Defenseman):
CHL Gassoff Trophy (Most Improved Defenseman):
IHL All-Star First Team: 1991-92 (Muskegon)
All-Star First Team: 1982-83 (Indianapolis)
IHL All-Star Second
Team: 1997-98 (Utah)
OMJHL All-Star Third Team: 1981-82 (Sault
IHL All-Star Game: 1992 (Muskegon), 1997, 1998 (Utah)
Utah Best Defenseman: 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99
Utah Captain: October 1994 until March 16, 2000
Utah (IHL) Records: Most games played (440), most career points by a
defenseman (167), most career assists by a defenseman (148)
1982-83: Played on CHL regular-season champion (Indianapolis).
1992-93: Played on IHL regular-season champion (San Diego).
Played on IHL regular-season champion (Denver).
Coaching Career: Named Utah (IHL)
player-assistant coach prior to 1999-00 season and held position
until March 16, 2000. ... Named Louisville (AHL) assistant coach on Aug. 17,
2000, and remained in that position until July 17, 2001. ... Named
Macon (ECHL) head coach on July 17, 2001, prior to team's inaugural 2001-02
ECHL season and remained in position until May 21, 2002. ... Named Richmond (ECHL) head coach
on May 21, 2002, and remained in that position until team folded on April 1, 2003. ...
Named Springfield (AHL) assistant coach on Aug. 14, 2003, and remained in that
position into 2003-04 season.
Miscellaneous: Shared home with
with Islanders teammate Patrick Flatley during 1984-85 season. ... Traded
by Utah (IHL) to Chicago for Brendan Buckley, Taj Melson and Sean Berens on
March 16, 2000. ... Earned real estate license during summer of 1986. ...
Spent off-seasons of his NHL playing days working at hockey schools in Glens
Falls, N.Y., where his father was general manager of local minor-league team.
... Was active in charitable causes during his playing days, including work
with March of Dimes and Easter Seals. ... Utah (IHL/AHL) named its best
defenseman trophy the Gord Dineen Trophy in his honor in 1999. ... Was one of
two finalists for Dayton (ECHL) head coaching job in July 2003, but lost the
position to Jamie Ling.
Personal: Nicknamed "The
Whip." ... Full name is Gordon M. Dineen. ... Son of former NHL player and
head coach Bill Dineen. ... Younger
brother of former minor-leaguer Shawn Dineen and former NHL player Peter
Dineen. ... Older
brother of former NHL player Kevin Dineen and former
minor-leaguer Jerry Dineen.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: N.Y. Islanders traded Dineen to
Minnesota in exchange for Chris Pryor and future considerations (1989
seventh-round pick -- Brett Harkins) on March 8, 1988. Six years later, N.Y.
Islanders got Dineen back when he signed as an unrestricted free agent on
August 2, 1994.||
Visit the new
Hockey Draft Central
HockeyDraftCentral.com is in the middle of rebuilding. You are looking at a page
that is not yet updated but is still part of the old site. Check out the new look.
• New Home Page
|Tier II/Jr. B:
|Hall of Fame: