Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dean Evason
Dean Evason was selected in the fifth round, 89th overall, in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.

Evason played his junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League from 1980-81 to 1983-84 and was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 1984. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals in 1983-84, playing in his first two NHL games.

The 1984-85 season saw Evason traded to the Hartford Whalers where he split the remainder of the year between Hartford and the Binghamton Whalers of the American Hockey League. He then split the 1985-86 season between Hartford and Binghamton before making the permanent leap to the NHL, playing the next five full NHL seasons with the Whalers.

Evason scored a career-high 22 goals, 37 assists, and 59 points with Hartford in 1986-87. He was traded to the San Jose Sharks prior to the 1991-92 campaign and played two years in northern California before being traded to the Dallas Stars before the 1993-94 season. After two years in Dallas he signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames for his final NHL season in 1996-97.

In a 13-year NHL career, Evason tallied 139 goals, 233 assists and 372 points in 803 regular season games while adding 29 points in 55 career playoff contests.

Evason joined the Canadian National Team for the 1996-97 campaign while also playing pro hockey with EV Zug in Switzerland. His final year of pro hockey was in 1997-98 in Germany with EV Landshut

Since retiring, Evason has focused his attention on coaching and spent three seasons as head coach of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers before becoming the head coach of the WHL's Vancouver Giants in the summer of 2002.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCJHL
1980-81 Spokane Flyers WHL 3 1 1 2 0
1981-82 Spokane Flyers WHL 26 8 14 22 65
1981-82 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 44 21 55 76 47 4 2 1 3 0
1982-83 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 70 71 93 164 102 7 5 7 12 18
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 57 49 88 137 89 17 21 20 41 33
1983-84 Canada WJC-A 7 6 3 9 0
1983-84 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers M-Cup 4 2 2 4 0
1984-85 Washington Capitals NHL 15 3 4 7 2 +9
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +6
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 65 27 49 76 38 8 3 5 8 9
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 55 20 28 48 65 +3 10 1 4 5 10
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 26 9 17 26 29
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 22 37 59 67 +5 5 3 2 5 35
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 77 10 18 28 115 -29 6 1 1 2 2
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 11 17 28 60 -9 4 1 2 3 10
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 18 25 43 138 +7 7 2 2 4 22
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 6 23 29 170 -6 6 0 4 4 29
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 11 15 26 99 -22
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 84 12 19 31 132 -35
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 80 11 33 44 66 -12 9 0 2 2 12
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 47 8 7 15 48 +3 5 1 2 3 12
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 67 7 7 14 38 -6 3 0 1 1 0
1996-97 Canada Nat-Tm 56 25 46 71 106
1996-97 EV Zug Swiss 3 0 1 1 2 4 0 2 2 4
1996-97 Canada WC-A 11 2 3 5 20
1997-98 EV Landshut Germany 47 7 23 30 52 6 0 3 3 18
1998-99 EV Landshut Germany 45 13 25 38 76 3 0 1 1 2
1998-99 Calgary Hitmen WHL
1999-00 Kamloops Blazers WHL
NHL Totals 803 139 233 372 1002 55 9 20 29 132


WHL West First All-Star Team (1984) Traded to Hartford by Washington with Peter Sidorkiewicz for David Jensen, March 12, 1985. Traded to San Jose by Hartford for Dan Keczmer, October 2, 1991. Traded to Dallas by San Jose for San Jose's 6th round pick (previously acquired, San Jose selected Petri Varis) in 1993 NHL Draft, June 26, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 1, 1995.
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