Dan Maloney

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Dan Maloney
Born (1950-09-24) September 24, 1950 (age 66)
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 League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967–68 Markham Waxers MetJHL
1968–69 London Knights OHA-Jr. 53 12 28 40 62 6 2 1 3 16
1969–70 London Knights OHA-Jr. 54 31 35 66 232 11 1 3 4 66
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 68 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
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