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| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Free Agent|
St. Louis Blues
|Born|| January 30 1977,|
|NHL Draft|| 167th overall, 1996|
|Pro Career||1998 – present|
Daniel Chester "Dan" Hinote (born January 30, 1977 in Leesburg, Florida) is a professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. Though born in Florida, he was raised in Elk River, Minnesota.
Hinote accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy in 1995, and initially planned on a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He left the Academy in 1996 when he became the first NHL player ever to be drafted from West Point when the Colorado Avalanche selected him in the 7th round (167th overall pick) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Dan subsequently spent one and a half seasons playing major junior hockey for the Oshawa Generals of the OHL before turning pro with Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, midway through the 1997–98 season.
Hinote cracked the Avs' roster in the 1999-00 season out of training camp, but spent most of that season in Hershey before making the NHL roster for good the next season. Hinote demonstrated good offensive potential as an NCAA, OHL, and AHL player. However, at the NHL level he has been known more for his defensive skills and efficient penalty killing than for scoring. Hinote was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Avalanche in 2001.
On July 3, 2006, he signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Blues as an unrestricted free agent. A shoulder injury limited Hinote to only 41 games in his first season with the Blues. A recurring hip injury caused him to miss 24 games during the 2007–08 season.
Awards and achievementsEdit
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||41||5||5||10||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||58||5||5||10||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||51||1||4||5||64||3||0||0||0||4|
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