Kevin Dahl

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Kevin Dahl
Born (1968-12-30) December 30, 1968 (age 45)
Regina, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 230th overall, 1988
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1990–2004

Kevin "Buck" Dahl (born December 30, 1968 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Columbus Blue Jackets. He played defense and shot right-handed.

Playing career[edit]

Although born in Regina, Dahl grew up playing minor hockey in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He played Midget for the Thunder Bay Comets before signing with the Stratford Cullitons Jr.B. hockey club in 1985. Dahl was a 10th round pick (149th overall) in the 1985 OHL Priority Selection by the S.S. Marie Greyhounds, however, he decided to accept a scholarship to Bowling Green State (CCHA).

Dahl was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 11th round, 230th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft while playing for Bowling Green State University. After being drafted Dahl continued playing in college until 1990. For the 1990–1991 season Dahl turned pro and joined the Fredericton Canadiens of the AHL for part of the season. He also played for the Winston-Salem Thunderbirds of the ECHL. For the 1991–1992 season Dahl joined the Canadian National team for most of the season and also represented Canada in the 1992 Winter Olympics, scoring 2 goals in 8 games.

Dahl signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames in 1991 and joined the team for the 1992–1993 season after his time with the Canadian National team. That year he appeared in a career high 61 games with the Flames. Dahl spent the next 3 seasons with the Flames, scoring a career high 12 points during the lockout shortened 1994–1995 season.

Dahl signed with the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996. He would play only two games with the Coyotes during the 1996–1997 season however, spending the majority of the year in the minors with the Las Vegas Thunder. The following year he resigned with the Flames and played 19 games with the team during the 1997–1998 season, spending most of the year with the Chicago Wolves. He was signed by the St. Louis Blues in 1998 but released a month later and signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He appeared in 3 games with the Maple Leafs for the 1998–1999 season, once again spending most of the year with the Chicago Wolves.

Dahl spent the majority of the next two seasons with the Wolves. He was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets and played briefly during their inaugural season (2000–2001), appearing in 4 games. He then played 3 years with the Nuernberg Ice Tigers of the DEL in Germany before retiring in 2004.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1992–1993 Calgary Flames NHL 61 2 9 11 56
1993–1994 Calgary Flames NHL 33 0 3 3 23
1994–1995 Calgary Flames NHL 34 4 8 12 38
1995–1996 Calgary Flames NHL 32 1 1 2 26
1996–1997 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1997–1998 Calgary Flames NHL 19 0 1 1 6
1998–1999 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2000–2001 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 0 0 0 2
8 years Totals NHL 188 7 22 29 153

International Play[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1991–1992 Canada Nat. Team 45 2 15 17 44
1992 Canada OLY 8 2 0 2 6

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