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|1985 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
6 overall by New York Islanders
Height: 6-3 Weight: 205
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Vancouver, B.C. (Canada)
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Ranked by NHL Central Scouting Bureau as No. 14 overall
prospect for the 1984 NHL draft. ... Was Hamilton's first-round pick, No. 11
overall, in 1984 OHL priority selection. ... Played for Orillia (OPJHL) team
that went to 1984 Centennial Cup finals. ... Was only Hamilton player to
appear in all 66 regular-season games in 1984-85.
| Debut: April 1, 1986 (N.Y. Islanders at
Numbers: 32, 36, 17, 40, 15 (N.Y. Islanders)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Called up to N.Y. Islanders for one playoff game in
1987 after playing entire 1986-87 regular season with Hamilton (OHL). He
appeared in Game 1 of N.Y. Islanders' second-round series at Philadelphia on
April 20, 1987. ... Missed
part of 1988-89 season with minor concussion, suffered during N.Y.
Islanders' Nov. 11, 1988, game at New Jersey. ... Missed remainder of the 1988-89 season with fractured orbital bone around left eye, an
injury suffered in fight with Joe Kocur at 6:14 of the third period of N.Y.
Islanders' Feb. 21, 1989, game vs. Detroit. When he returned to action at
the Islanders' 1989 training camp, Dalgarno wore a face shield. ... Missed
part of 1990-91 season with bruised kidney, an injury suffered during N.Y.
Islanders' Dec. 8, 1990, exhibition game vs. Voskresensk Khimik, a Russian
team touring North America as part of the USSR-NHL Super Series. He did not
return to action until N.Y. Islanders assigned him to Capital District (AHL)
on Dec. 19, 1990. He was later recalled on Jan. 12, 1991. ... Missed part of
1990-91 season with lacerated jaw, an injury suffered during. N.Y.
Islanders' Jan. 13, 1991, game at Quebec. He did not return to action until
N.Y. Islanders assigned him to Capital District (AHL) on Jan. 24, 1991. ...
Missed part of 1991-92 season with sprained left shoulder, an injury
suffered during N.Y. Islanders' Nov. 27, 1991, game vs. Boston. He did not return
to action until N.Y. Islanders' Dec. 19, 1991, game vs. St. Louis. ...
Missed part of 1991-92 season with re-aggravation of left shoulder injury,
suffered during N.Y. Islanders' Dec. 11, 1991, game at Toronto. He did not
return to action until N.Y. Islanders' Jan. 1, 1992, game at Washington. ... Missed remainder of 1991-92 season with broken
left wrist, an injury suffered during N.Y. Islanders' Jan. 12, 1992, game
at Philadelphia. While he was out with the injury, he had surgery to repair the damage
in his left shoulder on April 1, 1992. ... Played on "Kid Line" with Travis
Green and Marty McInnis for N.Y. Islanders in 1992-93and 1993-94. ... Missed
part of 1992-93 season with bruised shoulder, suffered during N.Y.
Islanders Feb. 3, 1993, game at Toronto. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season
with back spasms, an injury suffered prior to N.Y. Islanders' April 13,
1993, game vs. Hartford. ... Led N.Y. Islanders with plus-17 rating in
1992-93. ... Was N.Y. Islanders' nominee for 1992-93 Masterton Trophy. ...
Missed part of 1993-94 season with strained hip flexor, an injury suffered
during N.Y. Islanders' Nov. 6, 1993, game vs. Hartford. He did not return to
action until N.Y. Islanders' Dec. 2, 1993, game at Boston. ... Played on
line with Ray Ferraro and Benoit Hogue for N.Y. Islanders in last 10 games
of 1993-94 season. ... Missed start of 1995 season with hernia, suffered
during the 1994-95 NHL lockout. The injury required surgery on Jan. 21,
1995, and Dalgarno did not make his 1995 NHL regular-season debut until N.Y.
Islanders' Feb. 7, 1995, game at Tampa Bay. He scored a goal in that
game. ... Missed part of 1995 season with mild concussion, suffered in
third period of N.Y. Islanders' Feb. 23, 1995, game vs. Tampa Bay. ...
Was N.Y. Islanders' team representative to National Hockey League
Players Association during latter years in NHL, helping NHLPA develop initial internet marketing strategy. ... Missed first half of 1995-96 season
with broken wrist, suffered at N.Y. Islanders training camp on
Sept. 18, 1995. The injury required surgery on Oct. 30, 1995, and Dalgarno
did not make his 1995-96 NHL regular-season debut until N.Y. Islanders' Jan.
26, 1996, game at Edmonton. ... Missed remainder of 1995-96 season with
re-aggravation of wrist injury, suffered in N.Y. Islanders' March 9,
1996, game at Winnipeg, which proved to be the final game of his career,
because on March 29, 1996, Islanders general manager Mike Milbury told
Dalgarno he would no longer play for the Islanders.
Short-Term Retirement: Less than one month after signing a new
contract with the Islanders on Sept. 5, 1989, Dalgarno failed to make the
team's 1989-90 roster out of training camp. On Oct. 3, 1989, the Islanders
announced that Dalgarno and eight other late cuts from training camp would
open the season with their Springfield (AHL) affiliate. At age 22 and only
four years removed from being a first-round draft pick, Dalgarno decided he
did not want to play in the minors, even though he was already familiar with
Springfield from a stint there during the 1987-88 season. Rather than report
to the AHL, Dalgarno announced his retirement on the day he was demoted. He
quickly filed his retirement papers with the league and announced he would
return home to Hamilton, Ontario. "I'm going on sabbatical," Dalgarno told
The Hockey News' Sherry Ross. "I don't want to play anywhere else. My
wife, Lesley, has two degrees and is a capable teacher, and I have a lot of
energy that I can put into other fields." At the time, Dalgarno was
considering a career in marketing and was prepared to resume his education.
He said hockey "by far was not my life" and that he had lost his early love
for the game. Less than nine months later, however, Dalgarno had a dramatic
change of heart. After starting a Hamilton-based business that built fitness
facilities for hotels and resorts, Dalgarno said he had greatly boosted his
confidence in himself outside of hockey and felt better about his
post-hockey prospects. Knowing that he would be able to fend for himself
once his playing days were over, Dalgarno admitted that he missed the game
more than he had expected and was ready to play again. In May 1990, he
announced that he would return to the Islanders for their 1990 training
camp. He also acknowledged that the major eye injury he suffered while
fighting Joe Kocur in February 1989 had a lot to do with his desire to take
a year off from the game and establish himself in another line of work.
Hamilton (OHL); Springfield (AHL); Capital District (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
OHL-QMJHL All-Star Series: 1986,
Hamilton Captain: 1986-87
Miscellaneous: Named MVP of Game 2
of OHL-QMJHL All-Star Series in January 1987. He scored the game-winner in
overtime ... Played guitar on stage during county music star Garth Brooks'
Nov. 11, 1993, concert at Nassau Coliseum. Dalgarno had been hoping to have
Brooks autograph the guitar and was then asked by Brooks to join him in a
song during the concert. He accompanied Brooks in a rendition of "Friends in
Low Places." ... Was active in
charitable causes during his playing days, including work with N.Y.
Islanders' Student Athlete Leadership Program. ... Went to work at a
software company in Markham, Ontario, after his retirement. ... Founded a
Toronto-based marketing, communications and web design company four years
after his retirement in 2000. The company, called Starshot Ventures Inc.,
specialized in internet marketing. Dalgarno, a managing partner, was
Starshot's Vice-President of Business Development and later became its
president. He later sold the business in 2005 and went into online software development, becoming Director
of Business Development for Qnext, a developer of online communications
Personal: Full name is Brad W.
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