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Bill Dineen
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born September 18 1932 (1932-09-18) (age 84),
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.

Three of His Sons Gordon, Peter, and Kevin also played in the NHL.

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.

He also coached the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League from 1983-84 through 1988-89. He won the Calder Cup in 1985-86 and 1988-89.

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Preceded by
Paul Holmgren
Head Coaches of the Philadelphia Flyers
Succeeded by
Terry Simpson

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