Dustin Whitecotton

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Dustin Whitecotton
Born (1979-05-03) May 3, 1979 (age 38)
Cherryville, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2016

Dustin Whitecotton (born May 3, 1979) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and a retired professional ice hockey player. He has been serving as head coach of German Oberliga team EV Lindau since July 2016.

Playing career[edit]

Whitecotton attended the Miami University (Ohio) from 1996 to 2000 and made his pro debut in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Rochester Americans at the end of the 1999-2000 season. Until 2003, he played for different teams in the AHL, UHL and ECHL, before taking his game abroad. He landed his first overseas job in Germany, spending the 2003-04 season with second-division side Weiden. From 2004 to 2008, representing the Schwenninger Wild Wings, he established himself as one of the best forwards of Germany's second-tier league and was picked up by the Straubing Tigers of the top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in 2008. During his five-year stint with the Tigers, Whitecotton made a total of 235 DEL appearances with 41 goals and 77 assists.[1]

He signed for the Belfast Giants of the British Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) for the 2013-2014 season[2] and helped the Giants capture the EIHL title.[3] After spending the 2014-15 season with German Oberliga side Deggendorfer SC and the 2015-16 campaign with the Dragons de Rouen of France,[4] Whitecotton called it a career.

Coaching career[edit]

Whitecotton started his career behind the bench in July 2016, when he was appointed head coach of German Oberliga team EV Lindau.[5]


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