Dan Maloney

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Dan Maloney
Born (1950-09-24) September 24, 1950 (age 64)
Barrie, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1970
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1970–1982

Daniel Charles "Snowshoes" Maloney (born September 24, 1950) is a former ice hockey left winger in the NHL and former NHL coach.

Drafted 14th overall by the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1970 NHL Entry Draft, Maloney played two seasons for the Blackhawks and later played for the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs tallying 192 goals, 259 assists and 451 points in 737 games over the course of his playing career. Upon retiring as a player he was offered an assistant coach position with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1982, and promoted to head coach in 1984. He coached 2 seasons with the Leafs, then coached 3 more years as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets.

Maloney is also known as having had one of the hardest right-hand punches in his day, and is considered by many hockey fans to have been the greatest fighter (along with the Flyers' Dave Schultz) in NHL history. The two finally squared off in a fight in a game in Los Angeles on January 4, 1975, with Maloney considered the winner. But Maloney was more than a fighter, as he tallied 27 goals in back to back seasons (1974–75 and 1975–76). Maloney was part of the trade that sent Marcel Dionne from Detroit to the Los Angeles Kings. Ironically, Schultz was traded to the Kings a year later to replace Maloney as their enforcer.

Career statistics[edit]


                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1967-68  Markham Seal-A-Wax          MJBHL   0    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1968-69  London Knights              OHA    53   12   28   40   62  --  --  --  --  --
1969-70  London Knights              OHA    54   31   35   66  232  --  --  --  --  --
1970-71  Chicago Black Hawks         NHL    74   12   14   26  174  10   0   1   1   8
1971-72  Dallas Black Hawks          CHL    72   25   45   70  161  12   4   5   9  44
1972-73  Chicago Black Hawks         NHL    57   13   17   30   63  --  --  --  --  --
1972-73  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    14    4    7   11   18  --  --  --  --  --
1973-74  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    65   15   17   32  113   5   0   0   0   2
1974-75  Los Angeles Kings           NHL    80   27   39   66  165   3   0   0   0   2
1975-76  Detroit Red Wings           NHL    77   27   39   66  203  --  --  --  --  --
1976-77  Detroit Red Wings           NHL    34   13   13   26   64  --  --  --  --  --
1977-78  Detroit Red Wings           NHL    66   16   29   45  151  --  --  --  --  --
1977-78  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    13    3    4    7   25  13   1   3   4  17
1978-79  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    77   17   36   53  157   6   3   3   6   2
1979-80  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    71   17   16   33  102  --  --  --  --  --
1980-81  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    65   20   21   41  183   3   0   0   0   4
1981-82  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    44    8    7   15   71  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        737  192  259  451 1489  40   4   7  11  35

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
Toronto Maple Leafs 1984-85 80 20 52 8 48 5th in Norris Missed playoffs
Toronto Maple Leafs 1985-86 80 25 48 7 57 4th in Norris Lost in Division Finals
Winnipeg Jets 1986-87 80 40 32 8 88 3rd in Smythe Lost in Division Finals
Winnipeg Jets 1987-88 80 33 36 11 77 3rd in Smythe Lost in Division Semi-Finals
Winnipeg Jets 1988-89 52 18 25 9 (64) 5th in Smythe (fired)
Total 372 136 193 43

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Preceded by
J. P. Bordeleau
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
1970
Succeeded by
Dan Spring
Preceded by
Danny Grant
Detroit Red Wings captain
1977–78
Succeeded by
Dennis Hextall
Preceded by
John Ferguson, Sr.
Head coach of the original Winnipeg Jets
198689
Succeeded by
Rick Bowness
Preceded by
Mike Nykoluk
Head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs
1984–86
Succeeded by
John Brophy