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Gord Dineen
Position Defence
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Islanders
Minnesota North Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ottawa Senators
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1962-09-21)September 21, 1962,
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 42nd overal, 1981
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1982 – 2000

Gordon M. Dineen (born September 21, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario) is a coach 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 career

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 the 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 career

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


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Preceded by
Mark Lamb
Brad Shaw
Ottawa Senators captains
with Brad Shaw
Succeeded by
Randy Cunneyworth

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