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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 56 overall by Hartford Whalers
Born October 28, 1963
Height: 5-11 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Quebec City, Quebec (Canada)
Hometown: Willowdale, Ontario
||St. Michael's||Jr. B
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Set Denver (WCHA) single-season record (since broken) for
penalty minutes with 105 in 1981-82. ... Born in Quebec City during years
his father was playing for local AHL team. ... Spent most of childhood in
Seattle, while father coached minor-league team, but lived in several other
cities as father pursued his coaching career. ... Also played defense during
his minor hockey years.
| Debut: December 3, 1984 (Hartford at
Numbers: 29, 11 (Hartford/Carolina); 20, 11
(Philadelphia); 9 (Ottawa); 11 (Columbus)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired November 5, 2002
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Bud Light NHL Man of the Year: 1990-91 (Hartford)
Sporting News NHL All-Star Second Team: 1986-87 (Hartford)
Hockey News NHL All-Star Second Team: 1986-87 (Hartford)
Hockey Digest NHL All-Star First Team: 1988-89 (Hartford)
All-Star Game: 1988, 1989 (Hartford)
Hartford Kravitz Award
Hartford Top Gun Award
(Points Leader): 1988-89
Hartford Three-Star Award (Three-Stars Leader): 1988-89
Hartford Booster Club MVP: 1988-89
Hartford Favorite Whaler Award (Fan Vote): 1986-87
Grit Award (Most Inspirational): 1985-86 (first winner), 1996-97
Man of Year Award: 1986-87
Hartford Founders Trophy (Community Service):
1984-85 (shared), 1987-88 (shared)
Hart. Dodge Ram Tough Award
(Special Goals Leader): 1988-89
Philadelphia Class Guy Award (Media Vote): 1991-92
Oct. 5, 1993, until Sept. 6, 1994
Hartford/Carolina Captain: October 1996 until October 1998
Hartford/Carolina Records: Most career penalty minutes (1,439), most
short-handed goals in one season (4 in 1984-85)
Leader: 1986-87 (40), 1987-88 (25, tie), 1988-89 (45)
Leader: 1986 (13, tie), 1988 (8)
Hartford Playoffs Goals
Leader: 1986 (6), 1988 (4), 1990 (3, tie)
Leader: 1999 (8, tie)
Philadelphia Playoffs Goals
Leader: 1995 (6, tie)
1997-98: Played on first Carolina Hurricanes team.
2000-01: Played on first Columbus Blue Jackets team.
Career: Named Columbus part-time pro scout and player-development scout
after retirement in November 2002 and remained in that position through
2002-03 season. ... Named Columbus player development and special assignment
scout prior to 2003-04 season and remained in that position through 2003-04
Miscellaneous: Drafted by Hartford while his father was serving as an
Ontario-based scout in the Whalers organization. ... Led all NHL rookies
with 10 first goals of game in 1984-85. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season
with sprained left shoulder, an injury suffered during Hartford's Oct. 24,
1985, game at Philadelphia. He did not return to action until Hartford's
Nov. 19, 1985, game vs. Buffalo. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with broken knuckle, an injury suffered during
Hartford's Jan. 12, 1986, game at Chicago. He did not return to action until
Hartford's Jan. 29, 1986, game vs. Boston. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with sprained knee, an injury
suffered during Hartford's Feb. 14, 1986, game at Winnipeg. He did not
return from the knee injury until Hartford's March 2, 1986, game vs. Boston. ...
Missed part of 1987-88 season with sprained right shoulder, an injury suffered in January 1988. ... Voted as Wales Conference starting
right wing in 1988 NHL All-Star Game. He was first player in
Hartford/Carolina franchise history to start an Al-Star Game. ... Was Hartford franchise leader in
career regular-season overtime goals with three through 1987-88 season. ...
Missed part of Hartford's 1988 training camp with tendinitis in shoulder, an
injury suffered in September 1988. ... Was Hartford's nominee for 1988-89 Masterton Trophy. ... Set
Hartford single-season record (since broken) with 20 power-play goals in
1988-89. ... Missed start of 1989-90 season with back spasms, suffered in October 1989. ... Missed parts of 1989-90 season with groin
injury and bruised back. ... Suspended one game by NHL in 1989-90 season
for high-sticking Greg Hawgood during Hartford's March 11, 1990, game vs.
Boston. It was Dineen's second stick-related game misconduct of the season,
requiring automatic suspension. ... Missed start of 1990-91 season while
recovering from off-season surgery on Aug. 1, 1990, to repair torn cartilage
in his right knee. ... Missed parts of 1990-91 season with hip pointer, suffered during Hartford's Nov. 28, 1990, game at Quebec, with complications
from Chron's Disease, an injury suffered in January 1991, and with groin injury,
an injury suffered in March 1991. ... Set Hartford franchise record (since
broken) for fastest goal from the start of a game by scoring 10 seconds into
Whalers' Dec. 3, 1990, game at Montreal. ... Acquired by Philadelphia three
weeks before his father was named team's head coach. ... Missed part of
1991-92 season with sprained wrist, an injury suffered in Philadelphia's
Feb. 4, 1992, game at New Jersey. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with
strained right rotator cuff, an injury suffered during Philadelphia's Dec.
3, 1992, game vs. Quebec. ... Missed parts of 1993-94 season with bruised
right shoulder, an injury suffered during Philadelphia's Nov. 13, 1993, game
vs. Buffalo, with complications from Chron's Disease, suffered in February
1994, and with separated shoulder, suffered in Philadelphia's March 8, 1994,
game vs. Dallas. ... Missed part of 1995 season with strained left shoulder,
an injury suffered during Philadelphia's Jan. 31, 1995, game at Quebec and
re-aggravated during Philadelphia's Feb. 11, 1995, game at New Jersey. ...
Scored 300th career NHL goal for Philadelphia on March 26, 1995, vs.
Buffalo. ... Was Philadelphia's nominee and an overall finalist for 1995
Masterton Trophy. ... Missed nearly a third of 1995-96 season with
broken wrist, an injury suffered during Hartford's Feb. 9, 1996, game at
Colorado. He did not return to action until Hartford's April 13, 1996, game
vs. Boston. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with strained abdominal
muscle, an injury suffered during Hartford's March 13, 1997, game at New
Jersey. ... Scored final goal in Hartford Whalers history in game vs. Tampa
Bay on April 13, 1997. ... Was last captain in Hartford Whalers history. ... Was on Hartford team that relocated to Carolina on June 25,
1997. ... Was first captain in Carolina Hurricanes history. ... Scored first goal in Carolina Hurricanes history in game at Tampa
Bay on Oct. 1, 1997. ... Missed parts of 1997-98 season with strained
hamstring, an injury suffered during Carolina's Oct. 4, 1997, game at
Ottawa, with pulled hamstring, an injury suffered during Carolina's Nov. 21,
1997, game vs. N.Y. Rangers, re-aggravated during Carolina's Dec. 26, 1997,
game vs. Florida, and re-aggravated again during Carolina's Jan. 10, 1998,
game at N.Y. Islanders. ... Missed parts of 1997-98 season with charley
horse, an injury suffered during Carolina's Feb. 7, 1998, game at Boston,
with groin injury, suffered during Carolina's March 23, 1998, game at
Florida and re-aggravated during Carolina's April 8, 1998, game at
Buffalo. ... Missed parts of 1998-99 season with strained groin, an injury
suffered during Carolina's practice on Nov. 4, 1998, with back spasms,
suffered in Carolina's Feb. 20, 1999, game at Tampa Bay, and with groin
injury, suffered during Carolina's March 6, 1999, game at Florida. ... Left
Carolina in 1999 with franchise's No. 2 ranking in career games (708),
career goals (250), career assists (294) and career points (544). ... Signed with Ottawa as
a Group III unrestricted free agent on Sept.
1, 1999. ... Played his 1,000th NHL game for Ottawa on Oct. 21, 1999, vs.
Colorado. ... Suspended one game by NHL during 1999-00 season for violently
elbowing Cam Stewart during Ottawa's Oct. 31, 1999, game vs. Florida. ...
Missed parts of 1999-00 season with strained groin, an injury suffered
during Ottawa's Dec. 11, 1999, game vs. N.Y. Islanders, re-aggravated in
Ottawa's Jan. 16, 2000, game at Washington and re-aggravated again in
Ottawa's March 25, 2000, game vs. Washington. ... Missed remainder of
1999-00 season and entire 2000 playoffs with separated left shoulder,
suffered during Ottawa's April 6, 2000, game vs. N.Y. Islanders. ... Left unprotected by Ottawa for 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. He was
claimed by Columbus on June 23, 2000. ... Missed parts of 2000-01 season
with strained groin, an injury suffered during Columbus' Oct. 14, 2000, game
at Colorado, re-aggravated in Columbus' Dec. 13, 2000, game at Anaheim and
re-aggravated again during Columbus' Jan. 6, 2001, game at Vancouver. ...
Missed part of 2000-01 season with sprained knee, suffered during Columbus'
Jan. 15, 2001, game vs. Minnesota. ... Missed remainder of 2000-01 season
with torn ACL and MCL in knee, suffered colliding with Keith Tkachuk during
Columbus' April 5, 2001, game at St. Louis. ... Was Columbus' nominee and
overall finalist for 2000-01 Masterton Trophy. ... Missed parts of 2001-02
season with strained groin, suffered during Columbus' Dec. 8, 2001, game vs.
Colorado and re-aggravated during Columbus' Jan. 16, 2002, game vs. N.Y.
Rangers, and with separated rib, suffered in Columbus' March 28, 2002, game
at Vancouver. ... Columbus' nominee and overall finalist for 2001-02
Dineen's Chron's Disease:
Dineen was diagnosed with Chron's Disease, a chronic inflammation of the small intestine, in 1987. He played the
remainder of his hockey career with the incurable disease. During the 1990-91
season, complications from Chron's caused Dineen to miss several games in
December 1990 and ultimately led to his hospitalization on Jan. 2, 1991.
During this time, his first major Chron's attack in a decade, Dineen lost 10 pounds. He spent eight days in the hospital and did not return to action
until Hartford's Jan. 23, 1991, game vs. Calgary. Three years later, while
he was playing for Philadelphia during the 1993-94 season, Dineen's Chron's
Disease flared up again in February 1994, and missed games from Feb. 10-16.
Denver (WCHA); Team Canada; Binghamton (AHL); Houston (IHL)|
NHL-USSR Rendez-vous Series: 1987
Canada Cup: 1987
Olympics: 1984 (fourth place)
World Championships: 1985
(silver medal), 1987 (fourth place),
1989 (silver medal), 1993 (fourth place)
AWARDS AND HONORS
1984-85: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Binghamton).
Coaching Career: Named Portland (AHL) head coach on July 18, 2005.
Education: Majored in business
management at University of Denver.
Miscellaneous: Also played
defense for Team Canada during 1983-84 pre-Olympic tour and 1984 Olympics.
... Scored goal for NHL All-Stars in Game 1of NHL-USSR Rendez-vous series on
Feb. 11, 1987, in Quebec City. ... Played for Houston (IHL)
during 1994-95 NHL lockout. ... Active in charitable causes during
his playing days, including work with national Chron's Disease association,
Arthritis Foundation and Hartford anti-hunger and anti-drug programs. ...
Was spokesman for National Foundation for Iletis and Colitis' Sports
Played on Hartford's off-season charity softball team. ... Worked for local
Pepsi-Cola bottling company during off-seasons of playing days in Hartford.
Personal: Full name is Kevin
William Dineen. ... Son of former NHL player and head coach Bill Dineen. ... Younger
brother of former minor-leaguer Shawn Dineen and former NHL players Peter Dineen
and Gord Dineen. ... Older brother of former
minor-leaguer Jerry Dineen.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Hartford traded Dineen to Philadelphia in exchange for Murray Craven and
1992 fourth-round pick (Kevyn Smith) on November 13, 1991. Four years later,
Hartford got Dineen back when the Whalers gave future considerations -- their 1997 third-round pick
(Kris Mallette) and 1997 seventh-round pick (later traded) -- to Philadelphia
in exchange for Dineen on December 28, 1995. The Hartford/Carolina franchise lost Dineen
a second time when he signed with Ottawa as Group III unrestricted free agent on
September 1, 1999.||
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