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Brad Dalgarno
Selected in first round
No. 6 overall by New York Islanders

Born August 11, 1967
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6-3   Weight: 205
Last Team: Hamilton (OHL)                               
Birthplace: Vancouver, B.C. (Canada)
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1983-84 MarkhamJr. B 4017 1128 59
  OrilliaOPJHL 41 12 6
1984-85 HamiltonOHL 6623 3053 86

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 Philadelphia)
Numbers:  32, 36, 17, 40, 15 (N.Y. Islanders)
Stanley Cup: Never won. Playing Status: Retired 1996
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1986-1996 N.Y. Islanders321 4971 120332
YearsTeams GPG ATP PIM
1987-1994 N.Y. Islanders27 24 637

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.
Post-Draft Teams: Hamilton (OHL); Springfield (AHL); Capital District (AHL)
OHL-QMJHL All-Star Series:
1986, 1987 (Hamilton)
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 tools.
Personal: Full name is Brad W. Dalgarno.
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