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Dean Strong
Born July 17 1985 (1985-07-17) (age 31),
Mississauga, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Elite.A team
F. teams
HC Valpellice
AHL
Worcester Sharks
Chicago Wolves
Lake Erie Monsters
ECHL
Kalamazoo Wings
CHL
Denver Cutthroats
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

</div></div> Dean Strong (born July 17, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for HC Valpellice of the Italian Elite.A.

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted and prior to turning professional, he attended the University of Vermont, where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I college hockey with the Vermont Catamounts men's ice hockey team. In his final year with Vermont as a senior in the 2008–09 season, he set a Vermont record when he appeared in his 154th straigh game with the Catamounts. He would also captain the team to the Frozen Four.[1]

On August 4, 2011, Strong signed a one-year deal to remain contracted with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL for his third professional season in 2011–12.[2] After initially beginning the year with the Chicago Wolves, Strong played in 21 games for the Wings, posting 23 points, before he was loaned to the Lake Erie Monsters for the remainder of their regular season. He appeared in a career high 54 games AHL for 17 points.

Strong was signed to a one-year AHL contract to return to the Lake Erie Monsters for the following season.[3] Suffering an early injury and used as a reserve forward, Strong was loaned to Central Hockey League affiliate, the Denver Cutthroats on December 5, 2012. After 3 games he returned to the Monsters and claimed a regular checking line role to contribute with 13 points in 36 games.

As a free agent, Strong was signed to his second European contract, with Italian club, HC Valpellice on September 2, 2013.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Milton Merchants OPJHL 43 14 7 21 8
2003–04 Milton Icehawks OPJHL 48 29 32 61 28
2004–05 Vernon Vipers BCHL 56 35 56 91 28 14 6 5 11 16
2005–06 University of Vermont HE 38 9 15 24 21
2006–07 University of Vermont HE 39 13 18 31 50
2007–08 University of Vermont HE 39 8 20 28 20
2008–09 University of Vermont HE 39 5 19 24 10
2009–10 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 34 16 21 37 27 5 1 2 3 0
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 16 2 3 5 2 6 1 1 2 2
2010–11 Eispiraten Crimmitschau 2.GBun 25 10 13 23 8
2010–11 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 6 3 4 7 2 15 7 7 14 8
2011–12 Chicago Wolves AHL 5 0 3 3 2
2011–12 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 21 11 12 23 20 8 0 2 2 0
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 49 4 10 14 10
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 36 5 8 13 12
2012–13 Denver Cutthroats CHL 3 1 0 1 2
2013–14 HC Valpellice ITL 39 26 23 49 40 4 4 1 5 2
AHL totals 106 11 24 35 26 6 1 1 2 2

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
Hockey East Len Ceglarski Award - Sportsmanship 2008–09 [5]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chris Higgins
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award
2008–09
Succeeded by
Ben Smith


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