Kevin Dean (ice hockey)

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Kevin Dean
Born (1969-04-01) April 1, 1969 (age 47)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
Atlanta Thrashers
Dallas Stars
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 86th overall, 1987
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1991–2002

Kevin Charles Dean (born April 1, 1969) is an American former professional ice hockey player and current head coach of the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League. Dean played seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New Jersey Devils, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, and Chicago Blackhawks.

Playing career[edit]

Kevin Dean was drafted 86th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He then played four years at the University of New Hampshire before transferring to the American Hockey League (AHL). In 1994–95 Dean helped the Albany River Rats win the AHL's Calder Cup championship. He made his NHL debut the same season and was a member of the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils. Following a few seasons transferring between the minors and NHL, the Atlanta Thrashers claimed Dean in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft. He would play for multiple teams in the NHL but never secure a permanent spot, retiring in 2002. Kevin Dean had to stop playing due to heart problems after ten years.

Coaching career[edit]

Kevin Dean then became head coach of the Trenton Devils, the ECHL team owned and affiliated with the New Jersey Devils, from August 2006 through the 2010–11 season, after which the team suspended operations.[1][2]

Beginning with the 2011–12 season, he was named a Providence Bruins assistant coach. He became the P-Bruins head coach on July 18, 2016.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Culver Military Academy USHS 35 28 44 72 48
1986–87 Culver Military Academy USHS 25 19 25 44 30
1987–88 U. of New Hampshire HE 27 1 6 7 34
1988–89 U. of New Hampshire HE 34 1 12 13 28
1989–90 U. of New Hampshire HE 39 2 6 8 42
1990–91 U. of New Hampshire HE 31 10 12 22 22
1990–91 Utica Devils AHL 7 0 1 1 2
1991–92 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 30 3 22 25 43 9 1 6 7 8
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 23 0 3 3 6
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 57 2 16 18 76 5 1 0 1 8
1992–93 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 13 2 1 3 15
1993–94 Albany River Rats AHL 70 9 33 42 92 5 0 2 2 7
1994–95 Albany River Rats AHL 68 5 37 42 66 8 0 4 4 4
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 0 1 1 4 3 0 2 2 0
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 41 0 6 6 28
1995–96 Albany River Rats AHL 1 1 0 1 2
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 28 2 4 6 6 1 1 0 1 0
1996–97 Albany River Rats AHL 2 0 1 1 4
1997–98 New Jersey Devils NHL 50 1 8 9 12 5 1 0 1 2
1997–98 Albany River Rats AHL 2 0 1 1 2
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 62 1 10 11 22 7 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 23 1 0 1 14
1999–00 Dallas Stars NHL 14 0 0 0 10
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 2 8 10 12
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 0 11 11 30
2001–02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 5 14 19 33
NHL totals 331 7 48 55 138 16 2 2 4 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1988 United States WJC 6th 7 0 0 0 0
1998 United States WC 12th 3 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 3 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
AHL
All-Star Game 1995
First All-Star Team 1995
Calder Cup (Albany River Rats) 1995
NHL
Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils) 1995 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albany Devils head coach". Albany Devils. 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  2. ^ Sulaiman, Abdur-Rahman. "ECHL's Trenton Devils suspend operations". The Trentonian. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Boston Bruins announces Kevin Dean as new Providence Head Coach". Providence Bruins. 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Picture of Kevin Dean's Name on the 1995 Stanley Cup Plaque". New Jersey Devils. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 

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