| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|Teams|| Detroit Red Wings|
Chicago Black Hawks
|Born|| September 18 1932,|
Arvida, PQ, CAN
|Pro Career||1953 – 1971|
William Patrick "Bill" Dineen (born September 18, 1932 in Arvida, Quebec) is a retired professional player and head coach. Throughout his career, he was traded for Bob Bailey on three separate occasions.
He began his career by playing 2 seasons for the St. Michael's Majors of the OHL. He spent 5 years playing for the Detroit Red Wings from 1954-1958. He won 2 Stanley Cups with the team in 1954 and 1955. He later played briefly for the Chicago Black Hawks.
Dineen played in 324 NHL games, scoring 51 goals and 44 assists.
After 1958, however, he spent the rest of his playing career in the minor leagues with various teams including the Buffalo Bisons, Cleveland Barons, Rochester Americans, Quebec Aces, Seattle Totems, and the Denver Spurs.
After his retirement as a player Dineen went into coaching. He is perhaps best known for his six year tenure behind the bench of the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association, where he coached Gordie Howe for four seasons and won two championships. He was later named head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1992 where he got to coach his son Kevin. He was fired by the Flyers after 1993.
- Bill Dineen's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Bill Dineen's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Picture of Bill Dineen's Name on the 1954 Stanley Cup Plaque
|Head Coaches of the Philadelphia Flyers|
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