Ulf Dahlén

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Ulf Dahlén
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Born (1967-01-21) January 21, 1967 (age 47)
Östersund, Sweden
Height 6 ft 02 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
 New York Rangers
 Minnesota North Stars
 Dallas Stars
 San Jose Sharks
 Chicago Blackhawks
 Washington Capitals
SEL
 IF Björklöven
 HV71
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1985
New York Rangers
Playing career 1985–2003

Ulf Reinhold Dahlén (born January 21, 1967) is a Swedish retired ice hockey player, currently head coach for HV71 in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.

Biography[edit]

Dahlén was drafted 7th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played 966 career NHL games, scoring 301 goals, 354 assists and 655 points. During his active playing career, he played for 14 seasons, between 1987–88 and 2002–03, in the NHL for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals.

After his playing career, he has served as an assistant coach for the Swedish national team and a pro scout for the Dallas Stars; and in June 2006, he was hired as an assistant coach by the Stars.[1] Following the 2007–08 season, Dahlén left Dallas to take the head coaching position for Frölunda HC in Elitserien in Sweden.[2] After three seasons with Frölunda, Dahlén signed as head coach for HV71, where he played for two seasons in the late 1990s.[3]

Accomplishments and awards[edit]

  • Swedish Junior Player of the Year Award (1985)
  • EJC-A All-Star Team (1985)
  • Named Best Forward at EJC-A (1985)
  • WJC-A All-Star Team (1987)
  • Swedish World All-Star Team (1993)
  • WC-A All-Star Team (1993)

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 IF Björklöven SEL 22 4 3 7 8
1987–88 Colorado Rangers IHL 2 2 2 4 0
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 70 29 23 52 26
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 56 24 19 43 50 4 0 0 0 0
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 63 18 18 36 30
1989–90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 13 2 4 6 0 7 1 4 5 2
1990–91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 66 21 18 39 6 15 2 6 8 4
1991–92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 79 36 30 66 10 7 0 3 3 2
1992–93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 83 35 39 74 6
1993–94 Dallas Stars NHL 65 19 38 57 10
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 13 6 6 12 0 14 6 2 8 0
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 11 23 34 11 11 5 4 9 0
1995–96 San Jose Sharks NHL 59 16 12 28 27
1996–97 San Jose Sharks NHL 43 8 11 19 8
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 30 6 8 14 10 5 0 1 1 0
1997–98 HV71 SEL 29 9 22 31 16
1998–99 HV71 SEL 25 14 15 29 4
1999–00 Washington Capitals NHL 75 15 23 38 8 5 0 1 1 2
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 73 15 33 48 6 6 0 1 1 2
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 69 23 29 52 8
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 63 17 20 37 14 11 1 3 4 0
NHL totals 966 301 354 655 230 85 15 25 40 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars make front office moves". DallasStars.com. Dallas Stars. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dahlén och Karlsson leder Frölunda". Hockeyligan.se (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan AB. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ulf Dahlén ny huvudtränare för HV71". HV71.se (in Swedish). HV71. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 

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Preceded by
Terry Carkner
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1985
Succeeded by
Brian Leetch
Preceded by
Jörgen Jönsson
Golden Puck
1998
Succeeded by
Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin