September 24, 1950|
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
|Died||November 19, 2018(aged 68)|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Chicago Black Hawks |
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
14th overall, 1970|
Chicago Black Hawks
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 Maple Leafs in 1982, and promoted to head coach in 1984. He coached two seasons with the Leafs, then coached three 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. Schultz was traded to the Kings a year later to replace Maloney as their enforcer. During his time with the Wings Maloney lived year round in Detroit area (Southfield, Michigan). Maloney is uncle to Trenton Bourque of the Owen Sound Attack.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|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)|
- "Former Leafs player, coach Maloney dead at 68 - TSN.ca". TSN. The Sports Network. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- "Ex-teammates mourn former Maple Leaf Dan Maloney". 21 November 2018.
J. P. Bordeleau
| Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
| Detroit Red Wings captain
John Ferguson Sr.
| Head coach of the original Winnipeg Jets
| Head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs