Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dale Tallon
Defenceman Dale Tallon possessed unquestionable skill with the puck and was a superior quarterback on the power play. He was also a rugged competitor whose solid career was overshadowed by Gilbert Perreault, the man picked just ahead of him in the Amateur Draft.

Born in Noranda, Quebec, Tallon played junior with the Oshawa Generals and Toronto Marlboros. After the Vancouver Canucks lost a spin of the wheel to the Buffalo Sabres for the right to pick Gilbert Perreault, they selected Tallon. He was a fine playmaker and power-play point man for three years and was picked as an alternate for Canada at the 1972 Summit Series versus the USSR. Despite scoring 46 goals in three seasons for the club and playing in two all-star games, he paled in comparison to Perreault's exploits.

Following the 1972-73 season, the Canucks sent Tallon to the Chicago Black Hawks for Jerry Korab and Gary "Suitcase" Smith. He spent six years with the Hawks and was a fine two-way performer for the club. Tallon's best year was 1975-76 when he registered 62 points. Prior to the 1978-79 season, he was sent to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he played steady hockey for a season-and-a-half before retiring in 1980.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 50 12 31 43 88
1968-69 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 48 17 32 49 80 6 6 2 8 8
1969-70 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 54 39 40 79 128 18 12 17 29 13
1970-71 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 14 42 56 58 -25
1971-72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 17 27 44 78 -24
1972-73 Canada Summit-72
1972-73 Vancouver Canucks NHL 75 13 24 37 83 -30
1973-74 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 65 15 19 34 36 +12 11 1 3 4 29
1974-75 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 35 5 10 15 28 +4 8 1 3 4 4
1974-75 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 7 1 4 5 14
1975-76 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 15 47 62 101 -11 4 0 1 1 8
1976-77 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 5 16 21 65 -21 2 0 1 1 0
1977-78 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 75 4 20 24 66 +3 4 0 2 2 0
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 5 24 29 35 -15
1979-80 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 32 5 9 14 18 -4 4 0 0 0 4
1979-80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 6 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 642 98 238 336 568 33 2 10 12 45


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1971, 1972) Traded to Chicago by Vancouver for Jerry Korab and Gary Smith, May 14, 1973. Traded to Pittsburgh by Chicago for Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Ken Solheim) in 1980 Entry Draft, October 9, 1978. Claimed by Pittsburgh as a fill-in during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979.