Kevin Dean (ice hockey)
April 1, 1969 |
Madison, WI, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||86th overall, 1987
New Jersey Devils
Kevin Charles Dean (born April 1, 1969) is an American former professional ice hockey player who played 7 seasons in the National Hockey League (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 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 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 spot, retiring in 2002. Kevin Dean had to stop playing due to heart problems after ten years.
Kevin Dean was the 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.
Awards and honors
- AHL First All-Star Team (1995)
- 1995 Calder Cup Championship (Albany)
- 1995 Stanley Cup Championship (New Jersey)