Dale Dunbar

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Dale Dunbar
Born (1961-10-14) October 14, 1961 (age 52)
Winthrop, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Played for AHL
 Fredericton Express
 Maine Mariners
IHL
 Peoria Rivermen
NHL
 Vancouver Canucks
 Boston Bruins
Playing career 1985–1989

Dale Dunbar (born October 14, 1961) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenceman who briefly played in the National Hockey League during the 1980s.

Playing career[edit]

Never drafted, Dunbar had a solid college career at Boston University, where he was a teammate of future NHL star John Cullen. At the conclusion of his collegiate career in 1985 he signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks. He would spend two years in Vancouver's farm system, appearing in a single NHL game for the Canucks during the 1985–86 season.

Released by the Canucks in 1987, he signed as a free agent with his hometown Boston Bruins. He spent the next two seasons playing for the Maine Mariners, Boston's AHL affiliate, and received another one-game callup to the NHL during the 1988–89 season.

After being released by the Bruins, Dunbar moved to Europe, spending a year in Finland before moving to England, where he suffered a career-ending knee injury during the 1990–91 season.

Following his career, Dunbar moved into coaching, serving as head coach of the Erie Otters of the OHL from 1996–98, and as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from 1998–2000. He currently works for the Orr Hockey Group and operates hockey and leadership camps for youth, and also coaches for Winthrop High School.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Boston University ECAC 8 2 0 2 10
1982–83 Boston University ECAC 23 1 7 8 36
1983–84 Boston University ECAC 34 0 15 15 49
1984–85 Boston University HE 39 2 10 12 26
1985–86 Fredericton Express AHL 32 2 10 12 26
1985–86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1986–87 Peoria Rivermen IHL 46 2 8 10 32
1987–88 Maine Mariners AHL 66 1 7 8 120 9 1 1 2 33
1988–89 Maine Mariners AHL 65 1 9 10 49
1989–90 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 2 0 0 0 2

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