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Bill Dineen
Bill Dineen
Right Wing
Number: 12
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Born: Sep 18, 1932
Birthplace: Arvida, QC, Canada
Acquired: Rights traded to Detroit by Cleveland (AHL) with the rights to Lou Jankowski for Bob Bailey and John Bailey on June, 1951.
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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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