Position Defence
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg/13 st 3 lb)
Pro clubs New York Islanders
Minnesota North Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born September 21, 1962 (1962-09-21) (age 54),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 42nd overal, 1981
New York Islanders
Pro career 1982 – 2000

</div></div> Gordon M. Dineen (born September 21, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario) is a coach in professional ice hockey and retired 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 42nd pick in the 1981 draft. His brothers Kevin and Peter were also NHL players.

Playing careerEdit

Dineen, a tough-checking defenceman, made his NHL debut in the 1982–83 season when he played 2 games for the New York Islanders. 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 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 careerEdit

Dineen was named the head coach of the AHL's Iowa Chops on August 19, 2008.[1]


Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

<tr><td >1980-81</td> <td >Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds</td> <td >OHL</td> <td>68</td> <td>4</td> <td>26</td> <td>30</td> <td>158</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td>

</tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1981-82</td> <td >Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds</td> <td >OHL</td> <td>68</td> <td>9</td> <td>45</td> <td>54</td> <td>185</td>

<td>13</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>52</td> </tr> <tr><td >1982-83</td> <td >Indianapolis Checkers</td> <td >CHL</td>

<td>73</td> <td>10</td> <td>47</td> <td>57</td> <td>78</td> <td>13</td> <td>2</td> <td>10</td> <td>12</td>

<td>29</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td>1982-83</td> <td >New York Islanders</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td>

<td>4</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr > <td >1983-84</td> <td >Indianapolis Checkers</td> <td >CHL</td> <td>26</td>

<td>4</td> <td>13</td> <td>17</td> <td>63</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td td >1983-84</td>

<td >New York Islanders</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>43</td> <td>1</td> <td>11</td> <td>12</td> <td>32</td> <td>9</td> <td>1</td>

<td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>28</td> </tr> <tr ><td >1984-85</td> <td >Springfield Indians</td> <td >AHL</td> <td>25</td> <td>1</td>

<td>8</td> <td>9</td> <td>46</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1984-85</td> <td >New York Islanders</td>

<td >NHL</td> <td>48</td> <td>1</td> <td>12</td> <td>13</td> <td>89</td> <td>10</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td>

<td>0</td> <td>26</td> </tr> <tr ><td >1985-86</td> <td >Springfield Indians</td> <td >AHL</td> <td>11</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td>

<td>5</td> <td>20</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1985-86</td> <td >New York Islanders</td> <td >NHL</td>

<td>57</td> <td>1</td> <td>8</td> <td>9</td> <td>81</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td>

<td>2</td> </tr> <tr ><td >1986-87</td> <td >New York Islanders</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>71</td> <td>4</td> <td>10</td> <td>14</td>

<td>110</td> <td>7</td> <td>0</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1987-88</td> <td >New York Islanders</td>

<td >NHL</td> <td>57</td> <td>4</td> <td>12</td> <td>16</td> <td>62</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td>

</tr> <tr ><td >1987-88</td> <td >Minnesota North Stars</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>13</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>21</td>

<td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1988-89</td> <td >Kalamazoo Wings</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>25</td> <td>2</td>

<td>6</td> <td>8</td> <td>49</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr ><td >1988-89</td> <td >Minnesota North Stars</td>

<td >NHL</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td>

</tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1988-89</td> <td >Pittsburgh Penguins</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>38</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>42</td>

<td>11</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <td >1989-90</td> <td >Pittsburgh Penguins</td> <td >NHL</td>

<td>69</td> <td>1</td> <td>8</td> <td>9</td> <td>125</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr>

<tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1990-91</td> <td >Muskegon Lumberjacks</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>40</td> <td>1</td> <td>14</td> <td>15</td> <td>57</td> <td>5</td>

<td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> </tr> <tr><td >1990-91</td> <td >Pittsburgh Penguins</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>9</td>

<td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>6</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1991-92</td>

<td >Muskegon Lumberjacks</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>79</td> <td>8</td> <td>37</td> <td>45</td> <td>83</td> <td>14</td> <td>2</td>

<td>4</td> <td>6</td> <td>33</td> </tr> <tr ><td >1991-92</td> <td >Pittsburgh Penguins</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td>

<td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1992-93</td> <td >San Diego Gulls</td>

<td >IHL</td> <td>41</td> <td>6</td> <td>23</td> <td>29</td> <td>36</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td>

</tr> <tr><td >1992-93</td> <td >Ottawa Senators</td> <td >NHL</td> <td>32</td> <td>2</td> <td>4</td> <td>6</td> <td>30</td>

<td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1993-94</td> <td >San Diego Gulls</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>3</td> <td>0</td>

<td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <td >1993-94</td> <td >Ottawa Senators</td>

<td >NHL</td> <td>77</td> <td>0</td> <td>21</td> <td>21</td> <td>89</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td>

</tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1994-95</td> <td >Denver Grizzlies</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>68</td> <td>5</td> <td>27</td> <td>32</td> <td>75</td>

<td>17</td> <td>1</td> <td>6</td> <td>7</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr><td >1994-95</td> <td >New York Islanders</td> <td >NHL</td>

<td>9</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr>

<tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1995-96</td> <td >Utah Grizzlies</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>82</td> <td>1</td> <td>17</td> <td>18</td> <td>89</td> <td>22</td>

<td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>14</td> </tr> <tr><td >1996-97</td> <td >Utah Grizzlies</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>81</td>

<td>5</td> <td>29</td> <td>34</td> <td>62</td> <td>7</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>4</td>

</tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1997-98</td> <td >Utah Grizzlies</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>82</td> <td>3</td> <td>34</td> <td>37</td> <td>63</td>

<td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> </tr> <tr><td >1998-99</td> <td >Utah Grizzlies</td> <td >IHL</td>

<td>77</td> <td>5</td> <td>22</td> <td>27</td> <td>78</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr>

<tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td >1999-00</td> <td >Chicago Wolves</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>17</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>14</td> <td>16</td>

<td>0</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr ><td >1999-00</td> <td >Utah Grizzlies</td> <td >IHL</td> <td>50</td>

<td>0</td> <td>18</td> <td>18</td> <td>26</td> <td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td><td>--</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#e0e0e0"> <td></td><td >NHL Totals</td>

<td></td> <td>528</td> <td>16</td> <td>90</td> <td>106</td> <td>695</td> <td>40</td> <td>1</td> <td>7</td> <td>8</td> <td>68</td> </tr> </table>

Coaching statisticsEdit

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 

See alsoEdit


  1. "Gord Dineen named Head Coach of Iowa Chops". Retrieved on 2008-08-19.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Mark Lamb
Brad Shaw
Ottawa Senators captains
with Brad Shaw
Succeeded by
Randy Cunneyworth
fr:Gord Dineen

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