|Kevin Charles Dean
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 4.1.69 Madison, Wisconsin
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers in the Expansion Draft, 6.25.99
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
While Dean was nothing more than a spare man on the backline, he did achieve something few players have done. (Also
something I think Sergei Brylin did at the same time he did, too.)
He won both the Calder Cup and the Stanley Cup in the same year.
Prior to 95, he had spent a lot of years in the farm system. And even after that, there wasn't a season where he didn't play
at least one game in Albany.
Yeah, the year he finally broke the AHL spell, he ends up being claimed in the expansion draft. Go figure.
Meanwhile, he not only played for the Thrashers in 99-00, he played for the Dallas Stars and the Chicago Blackhawks.
He played for the Milwaukee Admirals after his final season with the Hawks, but that would be his last as a pro. He had
developed heart problems and had to retire.
He did become a coach, though. In fact, he joined the Lowell staff in 2006, and had been with them until 10-11, when he
got the head job at Trenton. That would be his only season with the T-Devs, as they had suspended operations in July,
Immediately after, he joined the Providence Bruins' coaching staff as an assistant. He stayed in that post until the
summer of 2016... He got a promotion to head coach.
|Entry Draft: 1987 Fifth Round Pick (86th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise