Kevin Dean (ice hockey)
April 1, 1969|
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
New Jersey Devils|
|National team||United States|
86th overall, 1987|
New Jersey Devils
Kevin Charles Dean (born April 1, 1969) is an American former professional ice hockey player and current assistant coach with the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League (NHL). Dean played seven seasons in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils, Atlanta Thrashers, Dallas Stars, and Chicago Blackhawks.
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.
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.
Prior to the 2011–12 season, he was named an assistant coach with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. He became the P-Bruins head coach on July 18, 2016. One season later, he was again promoted within the Bruins' organization to be an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
Awards and honors
|First All-Star Team||1995|
|Calder Cup (Albany River Rats)||1995|
|Stanley Cup (New Jersey Devils)||1995|||
- "Albany Devils head coach". Albany Devils. 2008-02-03. Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- Sulaiman, Abdur-Rahman. "ECHL's Trenton Devils suspend operations". The Trentonian. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Boston Bruins announces Kevin Dean as new Providence Head Coach". Providence Bruins. 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
- "Boston Bruins hire Kevin Dean as assistant coach". MassLive.com. June 14, 2017.
- "Picture of Kevin Dean's Name on the 1995 Stanley Cup Plaque". New Jersey Devils. 2013-02-03. Archived from the original on 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2013-02-03.