|Gord Dineen – Head Coach
Gord Dineen enters his first season as the head coach with the Toronto Marlies.
Dineen, 48, was named an assistant coach on August 21, 2009 after spending the 2008-09 season as the head coach of the Iowa Chops, the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. Under Dineen’s guidance, Iowa earned a record of 33-33-4-10. He has worked as both a head coach and an assistant coach in professional hockey since the 1999-00 season.
Dineen began his coaching career during the 1999-2000 season as a player/coach with the Utah Grizzlies. In 50 games with the Grizzlies, he registered 18 assists and 26 penalty minutes.
He made his head coaching debut with the Macon Whoopee of the ECHL during the 2001-02 season. The following season he served as the head coach of the Richmond Renegades, guiding them to a 35-31-6 record.
From 2003 through 2008, Dineen served as an assistant coach with four different American Hockey League teams: the Springfield Falcons (2003-04), Utah Grizzlies (2004-05), San Antonio Rampage (2005-06) and Portland Pirates (2007-08).
As a defenceman, the Toronto native competed in 18 seasons of professional hockey (1982-2000). In 528 career NHL games with the New York Islanders, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Ottawa, he registered 106 points on 16 goals and 90 assists with 695 penalty minutes. He was selected 42nd overall in the 1981 Entry Draft by the Islanders.