Ice hockey player
| January 12, 1967 (age 48)
Ostersund, Sweden (1967-01-12) |
7th overall, 1985
New York Rangers
National Hockey League, New York Rangers
Ulf Reinhold Dahlén (born January 12, 1967) is a Swedish retired ice hockey player, currently head coach for HV71 in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.
Dahlén was drafted 7th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played 966 career NHL games, scoring 301 goals, 354 assists and 655 points. During his active playing career, he played for 14 seasons, between 1987–88 and 2002–03, in the NHL for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals. On April 15, 1993, Dahlén scored the final goal in Minnesota North Stars history in a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, Russ Courtnall and Dave Gagner assisted on the goal.
After his playing career, he has served as an assistant coach for the Swedish national team and a pro scout for the Dallas Stars; and in June 2006, he was hired as an assistant coach by the Stars. Following the 2007–08 season, Dahlén left Dallas to take the head coaching position for Frölunda HC in Elitserien in Sweden. After three seasons with Frölunda, Dahlén signed as head coach for HV71, where he played for two seasons in the late 1990s.Swedish Junior Player of the Year Award (1985)
EJC-A All-Star Team (1985)
Named Best Forward at EJC-A (1985)
WJC-A All-Star Team (1987)
Swedish World All-Star Team (1993)
WC-A All-Star Team (1993)
Ulf Dahlén Wikipedia