February 27, 1968 |
Peterborough, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||148th overall, 1986
Detroit Red Wings
Dean Morton (born February 27, 1968) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, currently a National Hockey League referee. He played in one NHL game for the Detroit Red Wings during the 1989–90 NHL season and is one of only three players to score a goal in their only NHL game, along with Brad Fast and Rolly Huard.
He received media attention on HBO's 24/7 Winter Classic special when a post-game dressing room scene showed him being congratulated for a "ballsy call" by partner Stephen Walkom. The call in question was a goaltender interference call to disallow a goal by the Pittsburgh Penguins that would have tied the game against the Washington Capitals.
- National Hockey League Officials Association, Dean Morton
- John Kreiser (2011-07-22). "A look at some off-the-beaten-track NHL marks". NHL.com. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20101225030928/http://underw.com/hbos-247-penguins-capitals-episode-2-recap-the-new-jersey-capitals-and-referees-are-people-too/. Archived from the original on December 25, 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2010. Missing or empty