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Kevin Dean was selected 86th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.

Dean played high school hockey at Culver Academy. In 1987-88, he enrolled at the University of New Hampshire and scored seven points as a Hockey East freshman. After scoring 13 points the following season, he then scored eight points from the blueline in 1989-90. In 1990-91, he scored 22 points in 31 games. At the end of the year, he joined the Utica Devils and played seven AHL games. In 1994-95 Dean helped the Albany River Rats to the AHL's Calder Cup championship.

On February 27, 1995, Dean made his NHL debut in a match against the Montreal Canadiens and played 17 games during the regular season. In the playoffs, he played three games as the Devils won the Prince of Wales Trophy in the Eastern Conference finals and then the Stanley Cup in the finals, sweeping the Detroit Red Wings.

On November 28, 1996, Dean scored his first NHL goal, against the Phoenix Coyotes' Nikolai Khabibulin. In 1997-98, he played 50 games as the Devils won their second straight Atlantic Division title. In 1998-99, he played 62 games for the Devils and helped the team win yet another Atlantic Division title.

On June 25, 1999, the Atlanta Thrashers claimed Dean in the Expansion Draft. After just 23 games, he was then traded on December 15 to the Dallas Stars for a ninth-round draft pick. After 14 games with the Stars, he was traded yet again on February 8 with Derek Plante and a second-round draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for Sylvain Cote and Dave Manson, where he played in 27 games down the stretch with the Blackhawks. In 2000-01 he played in 69 games for the Blackhawks, picking up eleven assists.

He also has the distinction of having his name engraved on the Stanley Cup and the AHL's Calder Trophy champions in the same season back in 1995.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Culver Academy Eagles High-IN 35 28 44 72 48
1986-87 Culver Academy Eagles High-IN 25 19 25 44 30
1987-88 U. of New Hampshire H-East 27 1 6 7 34
1987-88 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 0
1988-89 U. of New Hampshire H-East 34 1 12 13 28
1989-90 U. of New Hampshire H-East 39 2 6 8 42
1990-91 U. of New Hampshire H-East 31 10 12 22 22
1990-91 Utica Devils AHL 7 0 1 1 2
1991-92 Utica Devils AHL 23 0 3 3 6
1991-92 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 30 3 22 25 43 9 1 6 7 8
1992-93 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 13 2 1 3 15
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 57 2 16 18 76 5 1 0 1 8
1993-94 Albany River Rats AHL 70 9 33 42 92 5 0 2 2 7
1994-95 Albany River Rats AHL 68 5 37 42 66 8 0 4 4 4
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 0 1 1 4 +6 3 0 2 2 0
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 41 0 6 6 28 +4
1995-96 Albany River Rats AHL 1 1 0 1 2
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL 28 2 4 6 6 +2 1 1 0 1 0
1996-97 Albany River Rats AHL 2 0 1 1 4
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL 50 1 8 9 12 +12 5 1 0 1 2
1997-98 Albany River Rats AHL 2 0 1 1 2 0
1997-98 United States WC-A 3 0 0 0 0
1998-99 New Jersey Devils NHL 62 1 10 11 22 +4 7 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 23 1 0 1 14 -5
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 14 0 0 0 10 -1
1999-00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 2 8 10 12 +9
2000-01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 0 11 11 30 -16
2001-02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 5 14 19 33 -3
NHL Totals 331 7 48 55 138 16 2 2 4 2


AHL First All-Star Team (1995) Claimed by Atlanta from New Jersey in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Dallas by Atlanta for Dallas' 9th round pick (Mark McRae) in 2000 NHL Draft, December 15, 1999. Traded to Chicago by Dallas with Derek Plante and Dallas' 2nd round pick (Matt Keith) in 2001 NHL Draft for Sylvain Cote and Dave Manson, February 8, 2000.
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