Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Dineen
Bill Dineen played six NHL seasons in the 1950s but is probably better known by most for his coaching exploits later in life and for being the father of three sons who also made it to the NHL - Gord, Peter, and Kevin.

In 1951-52, Dineen was a member of the Toronto St. Michael's Majors. In 47 games he had 21 goals and 30 assists for 51 points.

In 1953-54 Dineen broke in to the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings, playing in 70 games as a rookie, scoring 17 goals and eight assists for 25 points. After four-and-a-half years with Detroit, Dineen was moved to the Chicago Blackhawks for the last 41 games of his NHL career in 1958. He left Detroit with two Stanley Cup rings, playing with the likes of Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio.

At the age of 27, Dineen felt he still had lots of hockey left in him, so he continued to play professionally in the minor leagues for another 13 years, playing until the age of 38.

Dineen coached for many years in the American League and in the NHL, with the Philadelphia Flyers from 1991-93. He also coached the Houston Aeros of the WHA, winning two Avco Cups in the 1970s before moving on to the Hartford Whalers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1948-49 Ottawa St. Pats OCJHL
1949-50 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 43 15 18 33 43 5 2 3 5 4
1950-51 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 45 25 26 51 50
1951-52 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 47 21 30 51 37 8 3 3 6 0
1952-53 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 55 27 20 47 63 17 13 7 20 18
1953-54 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 17 8 25 34 12 0 0 0 2
1954-55 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 10 9 19 36 11 0 1 1 8
1955-56 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 12 7 19 30 10 1 0 1 8
1956-57 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 6 7 13 12 4 0 0 0 0
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 22 2 4 6 2
1957-58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 41 4 9 13 8
1958-59 Buffalo Bisons AHL 49 8 19 27 17 11 3 5 8 10
1959-60 Buffalo Bisons AHL 5 0 1 1 2
1959-60 Cleveland Barons AHL 62 26 27 53 17 7 2 3 5 4
1960-61 Cleveland Barons AHL 72 28 31 59 24 4 0 3 3 0
1961-62 Rochester Americans AHL 70 19 19 38 20 2 0 0 0 2
1962-63 Quebec Aces AHL 72 24 17 41 22
1963-64 Quebec Aces AHL 61 27 25 52 26 9 3 3 6 0
1964-65 Seattle Totems WHL 69 25 17 42 4 7 0 1 1 8
1965-66 Seattle Totems WHL 71 23 16 39 10
1966-67 Seattle Totems WHL 62 32 33 65 8 10 2 7 9 4
1967-68 Seattle Totems WHL 72 28 33 61 10 9 3 6 9 2
1968-69 Seattle Totems WHL 74 9 16 25 8 4 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Denver Spurs WHL 51 10 8 18 4
1970-71 Denver Spurs WHL 16 5 6 11 4
NHL Totals 323 51 44 95 122 37 1 1 2 18


Father of Gord, Kevin and Peter
WHL Second All-Star Team (1967) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1954, 1955)
Rights traded to Detroit by Cleveland (AHL) with the rights to Lou Jankowski for Bob Bailey and John Bailey, June, 1951. Traded to Chicago by Detroit with Billy Dea, Lorne Ferguson and Earl Reibel for Nick Mickoski, Bob Bailey, Hec Lalande and Jack McIntyre, December 17, 1957. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Buffalo (AHL) for Bob Bailey, October 20, 1959. Traded to Toronto (Rochester-AHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with cash for Hank Ciesla, August, 1961. Traded to Quebec (AHL) by Toronto (Rochester-AHL) for cash, July, 1962. Traded to Seattle (WHL) by Quebec (AHL) for cash, February 15, 1964.