Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Dineen
Defenceman Peter Dineen played briefly with the LA Kings and Detroit Red Wings in the late 80s. He was a rugged defender in his own end and could make crisp outlet passes to his forwards.

Born in Kingston, Ontario, Dineen began his junior career with the WCJHL's Seattle Breakers before heading east to play with the OHA's Kingston Canadians. He was chosen 189th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1980 then spent several years as a steady backliner in the AHL. In 1981 he helped the Maine Mariners reach the Calder Cup final.

Dineen eventually signed as a free agent with the Kings and plated 11 games for them in 1986-87. He returned to the minors and was a solid worker on the Adirondack Red Wings of the AHL after he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings. Dineen played a couple of NHL games for the organization in 1989-90 but was sent back to the AHL. He retired in 1991 after suffering through an injury plagued season with the IHL's San Diego Gulls.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Kamloops Chiefs BCJHL 56 13 31 44 160
1977-78 Seattle Breakers WCJHL 2 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 60 7 14 21 70 11 2 6 8 29
1979-80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 32 4 10 14 54 3 0 0 0 13
1980-81 Maine Mariners AHL 41 6 7 13 100 16 1 2 3 82
1981-82 Maine Mariners AHL 71 6 14 20 156 3 0 0 0 2
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Moncton Alpines AHL 59 0 10 10 76
1983-84 Moncton Alpines AHL 63 0 10 10 120
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 12 0 1 1 32
1984-85 Hershey Bears AHL 79 4 19 23 144
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 11 0 1 1 35
1985-86 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 55 5 13 18 136 9 1 0 1 9
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 11 0 2 2 8 -9
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 59 2 17 19 140 7 0 1 1 27
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 76 8 26 34 137 11 0 2 2 20
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 32 2 12 14 61 17 2 5 7 22
1989-90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 5 0
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 27 3 6 9 28 6 0 1 1 10
1990-91 San Diego Gulls IHL 24 0 1 1 17
NHL Totals 13 0 2 2 13


Son of Bill
Brother of Gord and Kevin
Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia for Bob Hoffmeyer, October 22, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 16, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 30, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 16, 1987.
Missed majority of 1989-90 season due to shoulder injury vs. St. Louis, December 5, 1989.