Dean De Fazio
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 16 1963 (1963-04-16) (age 56),
Ottawa, OT, CN
NHL Draft 175th overall, 1981
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 1983 – 1989

Dean De Fazio (born April 16, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. He played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Playing careerEdit

De Fazio began his junior career playing in the OMJHL playing for the Brantford Alexanders. Following his one season with Brantford, in which he accumulated 104 PIMs in 60 games, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. the Penguins drafted De Fazio in the 9th round, 175th overall, in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. De Fazio played the next three years in Juniors splitting time between the Brampton Battalion, Sudbury Wolves, and Oshawa Generals, all of the OHL.[1]

Following his last season in Juniors, Pittsburgh assigned him to the American Hockey League (AHL) to play for the Baltimore Skipjacks during the 1983-84 season. In December the Penguins called up De Fazio. He made his NHL debut on December 21, 1983 versus the New York Rangers.[2] He played 22 games for the Penguins during the season totaling 2 assists, it would be the only NHL games he would play. De Fazio continued to play with the Skipjacks for two more years before moving on to play for the Newmarket Saints during the 1986-87 season. De Fazio returned to Baltimore the following season splitting time between the Skipjacks and the International Hockey League's Flint Spirits. He played one more season in the AHL this time for the New Haven Nighthawks, before going to Germany to play his final professional season for Straubing EHC in 1988.

After his retirement De Fazio became a firefighter.[2] He also runs the De Fazio Hockey camp in Oakville, Ontario.


  1. Dean Defazio's player profile. Hockey Retrieved on 2010-06-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1981 NHL DRAFT PICK: Dean DeFazio. Hockey Draft Retrieved on 2010-06-02.

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