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Rod Dallman
Position Left Wing
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams New York Islanders
Philadelphia Flyers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 26 1967 (1967-01-26) (age 49),
Quesnel, BC, CAN
NHL Draft 118th overall, 1985
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1987 – 1992

Rod Dallman (January 26, 1967) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played seven National Hockey League (NHL) games with the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing careerEdit

A left winger and a known fighter, Dallman played junior hockey for the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League. Along with future NHLers Dave Pasin, Dave Manson and Ken Baumgartner, the 1984–85 Raiders won the Memorial Cup championship.

Subsequently, Dallman was drafted in the 6th round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, 118th overall, and began his minor league career with the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League in the 1988 season. His 355 penalty minutes that season was third in the AHL (his teammate, future notorious Islanders enforcer Mick Vukota, was first), even though he spent some time with the Peoria Rivermen of the IHL. He also made his NHL debut that season with the Islanders, playing in three games and scoring his only NHL goal.

He played only briefly thereafter with the Islanders (playing a single game in the 1988–89 NHL season and one in the 1990 playoffs, but was once again a champion, as the 1989–90 Indians won their sixth Calder Cup championship. Dallman served as an assistant captain on that team and had a sparkling five goals and five assists in fifteen games in the playoffs to be one of the inspirational leaders of the team, although he had been battling injuries all season long.

The following season, Dallman signed with the Flyers, but played only briefly with farm teams in San Diego and Hershey while spending most of the season recuperating from injuries. He was healthy once more in the following year, playing two games with the Flyers and 31 with the Hershey Bears before suffering a career ending knee injury, ironically in Springfield against the Indians.

RetirementEdit

Dallman retired with one goal, no assists and 26 penalty minutes in six NHL games, adding a single assist in his lone playoff game. In his minor league career, he played in 225 games, scoring 41 goals and 71 assists, and adding 1,061 penalty minutes. He is also the career leader in penalty minutes for the Indians franchise with 844. Vukota himself said that Dallman was the toughest player he had ever seen.

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