Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dean Malkoc
Defenseman Dean Malkoc played with three NHL teams in the 90s. He was a bruising hitter who could also move the puck up to his forwards efficiently. He entered the 2001-02 having played three consecutive years in the minors.

Born in Vancouver, BC, Malkoc played with Williams Lake in the PCJHL and Powell River of the BCJHL. The New Jersey Devils took him 95th overall in 1989-90 after registering 21 points and 209 penalty minutes on the WHL's Kamloops Blazers. He returned to junior and played with Kamloops and the Swift Current Broncos before spending his first three seasons with the Utica Devils and Albany River Rats of the AHL

In January, 1995, the Devils sent Malkoc to the Chicago Black Hawks but he spent all of is time with the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL. In the off-season he signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks and played 41 games as an NHL rookie in 1995-96. By the start of the next season he no longer fit into the club's plans and the Boston Bruins picked him up on waivers.

Malkoc spent two years as a solid utility player in Beantown before signing with the New York Islanders as a free agent in August 1998. His tenure on Long Island consisted of two NHL games and 61 contests in the AHL. In October, 199 he was traded to Anaheim but toiled exclusively on the club's farm teams through the 2000-01 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Williams Lake Mustangs PCJHL 55 6 32 38 215
1988-89 Powell River Paper Kings BCJHL 55 10 32 42 370
1989-90 Kamloops Blazers WHL 48 3 18 21 209 17 0 3 3 56
1989-90 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 2 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Kamloops Blazers WHL 8 1 4 5 47
1990-91 Swift Current Broncos WHL 56 10 23 33 248 3 0 2 2 5
1990-91 Utica Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Utica Devils AHL 66 1 11 12 274 4 0 2 2 6
1992-93 Utica Devils AHL 73 5 19 24 255 5 0 1 1 8
1993-94 Albany River Rats AHL 79 0 9 9 296 5 0 0 0 21
1994-95 Albany River Rats AHL 9 0 1 1 52
1994-95 Indianapolis Ice IHL 62 1 3 4 193
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 0 2 2 136 -10
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 33 0 0 0 70 -14
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 4 0 2 2 28
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 40 1 0 1 86 -12
1998-99 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 1 1 7 +3
1998-99 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 2 8 10 193 0 3 0 0 0 8
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 62 2 8 10 130 0 1 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 65 1 4 5 232 +2 4 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 116 1 3 4 299


Traded to Chicago by New Jersey for Rob Conn, January 30, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, September 8, 1995. Claimed by Boston from Vancouver in NHL Waiver Draft, September 30, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 19, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders with Tony Hrkac for Ted Drury, October 29, 1999.
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