September 21, 1962 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||New York Islanders
Minnesota North Stars
|NHL Draft||42nd overall, 1981
New York Islanders
Gordon M. Dineen (born September 21, 1962) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He is a former head coach for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, thought currently works with the team as an assistant. He is a former NHL defenceman.
Although born in Canada, Dineen spent much of his youth in the United States, while his father Bill Dineen played and coached professionally. He returned to Canada to play major junior hockey for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was drafted by the New York Islanders with the forty-second pick in the 1981 draft. His brothers Kevin and Peter were also NHL players.
Dineen, a tough-checking defenceman, made his NHL debut in the 1982–83 season when he played 2 games for the New York Islanders. His tenure with the Islanders is perhaps best known for assisting on Pat LaFontaine's series-winning goal in the fourth overtime in the 1987 Stanley Cup's opening round against the Washington Capitals, known today as "The Easter Epic." He played a total of 528 games in his career, for the Islanders, the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators, where he was a team captain during the last weeks of the 1993–94 season. Dineen received a Stanley Cup ring with Pittsburgh in 1991, but did not play enough games to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.
In 1994–95, Dineen returned to the Islanders as a free agent. He would play nine games for the Islanders and play the next six seasons in the International Hockey League, becoming player-coach with the Utah Grizzlies in 1999–2000. Dineen finished his career with 16 goals, 90 assists and 106 points. The following season, Dineen became a full-time coach, as a head coach in the ECHL and assistant coach in the AHL.
Head Coaching career
|1980–81||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||68||4||26||30||158||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||68||9||45||54||185||13||1||2||3||52|
|1982–83||New York Islanders||NHL||2||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||New York Islanders||NHL||43||1||11||12||32||9||1||1||2||28|
|1984–85||New York Islanders||NHL||48||1||12||13||89||10||0||0||0||26|
|1985–86||New York Islanders||NHL||57||1||8||9||81||3||0||0||0||2|
|1986–87||New York Islanders||NHL||71||4||10||14||110||7||0||4||4||4|
|1987–88||New York Islanders||NHL||57||4||12||16||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||13||1||1||2||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||2||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||San Diego Gulls||IHL||41||6||23||29||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||San Diego Gulls||IHL||3||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||New York Islanders||NHL||9||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Season Team Lge Type GP W L T OTL Pct Result 1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL Player-Assistant Coach 2000-01 Louisville Panthers AHL Assistant Coach 2001-02 Macon Whoopee ECHL Head Coach 72 29 31 12 0 0.486 Out of Playoffs 2002-03 Richmond Renegades ECHL Head Coach 72 35 31 6 0 0.528 Out of Playoffs 2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL Assistant Coach 2004-05 Utah Grizzlies AHL Assistant Coach 2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL Assistant Coach 2008-09 Iowa Chops AHL Head Coach 33 33 0 14 2009-14 Toronto Marlies AHL Assistant Coach 202 139 17 30 2014-15 Toronto Marlies AHL Head Coach
|Ottawa Senators captain