Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Dineen
Gord Dineen was selected by the New York Islanders in the second round of the 1981 Entry Draft, 42nd overall, from the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. He spent two years with the Greyhounds, including playing for the powerhouse 1980-81 team that included John Goodwin, Doug Shedden, and Steve Gatzos. But, the young Kitchener Rangers ousted the club from the playoffs, a team led by future NHL stars Brian Bellows, Al MacInnis, and Kevin Stevens.

Dineen got his first taste of NHL action in 1982-83 when dressed for two games. For the next two years he was used sparingly on the Islanders before assuming a full-time role with the club for the 1986-87 season. Late in the 1987-88 campaign he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars, but he lasted just 13 games.

Dineen spent four years with the Pittsburgh Penguins but was not able to crack the lineup more than ten games in the final two years. He had a brief 32-game stopover with the Ottawa Senators in 1992-93 and played with them for 77 games the following season, picking up 21 assists.

In 1994-95 Dineen played his final nine games in the NHL with the New York Islanders, the team where it all started 12 years earlier. He continued to play with the Utah Grizzlies of the IHL until the end of the 1999-00 season.

Dineen is the son of Bill Dineen and the brother of Peter and Kevin, all of whom made it to the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B 42 11 24 35 103
1980-81 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 68 4 26 30 158 19 1 7 8 58
1981-82 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 68 9 45 54 185 13 1 2 3 52
1982-83 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 4 -2
1982-83 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 73 10 47 57 78 13 2 10 12 29
1983-84 New York Islanders NHL 43 1 11 12 32 +10 9 1 1 2 28
1983-84 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 26 4 13 17 63
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 48 1 12 13 89 +10 10 0 0 0 26
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 25 1 8 9 46
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 57 1 8 9 81 +15 3 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 11 2 3 5 20
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 71 4 10 14 110 -8 7 0 4 4 4
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 57 4 12 16 62 +9
1987-88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 13 1 1 2 21 -5
1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 2 0 1 1 2 -4
1988-89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 25 2 6 8 49
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 38 1 2 3 42 -5 11 0 2 2 8
1989-90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 1 8 9 125 +6
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 0 0 0 6 -4
1990-91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 40 1 14 15 57 5 0 2 2 0
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -2
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 79 8 37 45 83 14 2 4 6 33
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 32 2 4 6 30 -19
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 41 6 23 29 36
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 0 21 21 89 -52
1993-94 San Diego Gulls IHL 3 0 0 0 2
1994-95 New York Islanders NHL 9 0 0 0 2 -5
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 68 5 27 32 75 17 1 6 7 8
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 82 1 17 18 89 22 0 3 3 14
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 81 5 29 34 62 7 0 3 3 4
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 82 3 34 37 63 +12 4 0 2 2 2
1998-99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 77 5 22 27 78 +3
1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL 50 0 18 18 26 -4
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 17 1 2 3 14 +1 16 0 5 5 12
2000-01 Louisville Panthers AHL
NHL Totals 528 16 90 106 695 40 1 7 8 68


Son of Bill
Brother of Kevin and Peter
CHL First All-Star Team (1983)
Bob Gassoff Trophy (Most Improved Defenseman - CHL) (1983)
Bobby Orr Trophy (Most Valuable Defenseman - CHL) (1983)
IHL First All-Star Team (1992)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1998)
Traded to Minnesota by NY Islanders for Chris Pryor and Minnesota's 7th round choice (Brett Harkins) in 1989 Entry Draft, March 8, 1988. Traded to Pittsburgh by Minnesota with Scott Bjugstad for Ville Siren and Steve Gotaas, December 17, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 31, 1992. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 26, 1994. Traded to Chicago (IHL) by Utah (IHL) for Brendan Buckley and Sean Berens, March 16, 2000.
Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach of Louisville (AHL), August 17, 2000.