Role Ice hockey player
Siblings Kevin Dineen
Name Gord Dineen
Career start 1982
|Playing career |
Weight 84 kg
Height 1.8 m
|Born September 21, 1962 (age 53)
Toronto, ON, CAN (1962-09-21) |
Played for New York Islanders Minnesota North Stars Pittsburgh Penguins Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 42nd overall, 1981 New York Islanders
Nephews Declan Dineen, William Dineen
Nieces Emma Dineen, Hannah Dineen
Nick fotiu vs gord dineen march 24 1985
Gordon M. Dineen (born September 21, 1962) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He is a former head coach for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, thought currently works with the team as an assistant. He is a former NHL defenceman.
- Nick fotiu vs gord dineen march 24 1985
- 1995 stan fischler interviews islanders defenseman gord dineen
- Playing career
- Head Coaching career
- Coaching statistics
Although born in Canada, Dineen spent much of his youth in the United States, while his father Bill Dineen played and coached professionally. He returned to Canada to play major junior hockey for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He was drafted by the New York Islanders with the forty-second pick in the 1981 draft. His brothers Kevin and Peter were also NHL players.
1995 stan fischler interviews islanders defenseman gord dineen
Dineen, a tough-checking defenceman, made his NHL debut in the 1982–83 season when he played 2 games for the New York Islanders. His tenure with the Islanders is perhaps best known for assisting on Pat LaFontaine's series-winning goal in the fourth overtime in the 1987 Stanley Cup's opening round against the Washington Capitals, known today as "The Easter Epic." He played a total of 528 games in his career, for the Islanders, the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators, where he was a team captain during the last weeks of the 1993–94 season. Dineen received a Stanley Cup ring with Pittsburgh in 1991, but did not play enough games to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.
In 1994–95, Dineen returned to the Islanders as a free agent. He would play nine games for the Islanders and play the next six seasons in the International Hockey League, becoming player-coach with the Utah Grizzlies in 1999–2000. Dineen finished his career with 16 goals, 90 assists and 106 points. The following season, Dineen became a full-time coach, as a head coach in the ECHL and assistant coach in the AHL.
Head Coaching career
Dineen was named the head coach of the AHL's Iowa Chops on August 19, 2008.
Dineen was named the assistant coach of the AHL's Toronto Marlies on August 21, 2009
Dineen was named the head coach of the AHL's Toronto Marlies on July 15, 2014. He was demoted from that position on May 19, 2015.
Dineen was named the assistant coach of the AHL's Rochester Americans on July 6, 2017.