January 30, 1977|
Leesburg, Florida, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
167th overall, 1996|
Daniel Chester Hinote (born January 30, 1977) is an American former professional ice hockey player and current assistant coach for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. He finished his playing career playing for Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elitserien. Though born in Florida, he was raised in Rogers, a small town near Elk River, Minnesota, where he attended Elk River High School.
Hinote accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy in 1995, and initially planned on a career with the FBI. He left the Academy in 1996 when he became the first NHL player ever to be drafted from West Point when the Colorado Avalanche selected him in the 7th round (167th overall pick) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Dan subsequently spent one and a half seasons playing major junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL before turning pro with Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, midway through the 1997–98 season.
Hinote cracked the Avs' roster in the 1999–2000 season out of training camp, but spent most of that season in Hershey before making the NHL roster for good the next season. Though he would only score once during that brief call-up in 1999-2000, the goal itself marked the first time a Florida-born player ever scored an NHL goal. Hinote demonstrated good offensive potential as an NCAA, OHL and AHL player. However, at the NHL level he has been known more for his defensive skills and efficient penalty killing than for scoring. Hinote was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Avalanche in 2001.
On July 3, 2006, he signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Blues as an unrestricted free agent. A shoulder injury limited Hinote to only 41 games in his first season with the Blues. A recurring hip injury caused him to miss 24 games during the 2007–08 season.
On September 4, 2009, it was announced that Hinote would participate in the San Jose Sharks training camp for the 2009–10 season. He did not make the roster and was released by the Sharks on September 27, 2009. On November 18, 2009, Hinote signed a one-year contract with MoDo Hockey in the Swedish Elitserien, the club he played for during the 2004–05 NHL lockout.
On June 4, 2014, Hinote announced he would not sign a contract extension as an assistant along with the rest of Todd Richards' coaching staff and was succeeded by Brad Larsen. Hinote said he would move to Chicago due to family matters.
Hinote worked part time with the Blue Jackets as a scout, while also working full time as a stock broker with Wedbush Securities. He is an active volunteer with the NHL Alumni Association, leading a program called BreakAway which helps former players deal with the challenges of life off the ice. He lives in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. In September 2020 he was hired as an assistant coach by the Nashville Predatorss after two seasons as an associate coach with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
|1993–94||Elk River High School||HS-MN|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||41||5||5||10||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||58||5||5||10||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||51||1||4||5||64||3||0||0||0||4|
Awards and honors
|Stanley Cup (Colorado Avalanche)||2001|||
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- (in Swedish) "Dan Hinote tillbaka i Modo" (Dan Hinote back in Modo) Archived 2009-11-21 at the Wayback Machine, www.hockeysverige.com, November 18, 2009.
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- "Avalanche take the Stanley Cup". British Broadcasting Corporation. 2001-06-10. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
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