|Born||July 17 1985,|
Mississauga, ON, CAN
|5 ft 9 in (0 m)|
174 lb (79 kg; 12)
Lake Erie Monsters
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Undrafted and prior to turning professional, he attended the University of Vermont, where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey team. In his final year with Vermont as a senior in the 2008–09 season, he set a Vermont record when he appeared in his 154th straigh game with the Catamounts. He would also captain the team to the Frozen Four.
On August 4, 2011, Strong signed a one-year deal to remain contracted with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL for his third professional season in 2011–12. After initially beginning the year with the Chicago Wolves, Strong played in 21 games for the Wings, posting 23 points, before he was loaned to the Lake Erie Monsters for the remainder of their regular season. He appeared in a career high 54 games AHL for 17 points.
Strong was signed to a one-year AHL contract to return to the Lake Erie Monsters for the following season. Suffering an early injury and used as a reserve forward, Strong was loaned to Central Hockey League affiliate, the Denver Cutthroats on December 5, 2012. After 3 games he returned to the Monsters and claimed a regular checking line role to contribute with 13 points in 36 games.
As a free agent, Strong was signed to his second European contract, with Italian club, HC Valpellice on September 2, 2013.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2005–06||University of Vermont||HE||38||9||15||24||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Vermont||HE||39||13||18||31||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of Vermont||HE||39||8||20||28||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||University of Vermont||HE||39||5||19||24||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||49||4||10||14||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||36||5||8||13||12||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours[edit | edit source]
|Hockey East Len Ceglarski Award - Sportsmanship||2008–09|||
References[edit | edit source]
- "Puck daddy chats with Vermont's Dean Strong". Yahoo! Sports (2009-04-09). Retrieved on 2012-12-02.
- "K-Wings sign trio of forwards". ECHL (2011-08-04). Retrieved on 2011-08-04.
- "2012-13 training camp roster announced". Lake Erie Monsters (2012-09-28). Retrieved on 2012-09-28.
- "Great participation for the opening campaign" (in Italian). HC Valpellice (2013-09-02). Retrieved on 2013-09-02.
- "Strong earns sportsmanship nod". University of Vermont (2009-03-02). Retrieved on 2011-01-02.
[edit | edit source]
- Dean Strong's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Dean Strong's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
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