Dean Talafous
Position Right Winger
6 ft 4 in (0 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
Atlanta Flames
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born August 25 1953 (1953-08-25) (age 67),
Duluth, MN, U.S.
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 13th overall, 1973
Cincinnati Stingers
Pro Career 1974 – 1982

Dean Charles Talafous (born August 28, 1953 in Duluth, Minnesota) is a retired ice hockey right winger. He played 497 NHL regular season games in 1974–82 for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and the Atlanta Flames and scored 104 goals and 154 assists.

College[edit | edit source]

Talafous played for the Wisconsin Badgers where he helped the team win a National Championship in 1973, where he was named the MVP.

NHL career[edit | edit source]

He was drafted 53rd overall by the Atlanta Flames in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft. He played 18 games for the Flames before being traded to the Minnesota North Stars. In international hockey he played for the United States in the 1976 Canada Cup and 1981 Canada Cup. In 1978 Talafous signed on as a free agent with the New York Rangers. He retired from playing in 1982 after only playing 29 games for New York that season.

Coaching[edit | edit source]


College Coach (20 years)

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team - 1973
  • NCAA MVP - 1973

International play[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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