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Di Piazza, Carl (- )
Centre.
International Career :
Played for Australia.
Di Pietro, Paul (1970- )
Born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Sudbury Wolves 1986-90, Fredericton Canadiens 1990-91, Montreal Canadiens & Fredericton Canadiens 1991-93, Montreal Canadiens 1993-94, Montreal Canadiens & Toronto Maple Leafs 1994-95, Toronto Maple Leafs & St John's Maple Leafs & Houston Aeros & Las Vegas Thunder 1995-96, Los Angeles Kings & Phoenix Roadrunners & Cincinnati Cyclones 1996-97, Kassel Huskies 1997-98, HC Ambri-Piotta 1998-99 and EV Zug & Team Canada 1999-00.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Diamond
A defensive alignment of players used to defend when shorthanded.
Diavoli Rossi Neri (Red Devils)
Milan, Italy.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours : Won the Spengler Cup in 1934-35 & 1935-36.
Diaz, Ivan (1987- )
Born in Mexico. Forward.
International Career : Played for Mexico (Junior) 2003-04.
Club Career : Played for San Jeranimo.
Medals : Won World Championship (Junior U18) Division III gold in 2003-04.
Dickens, Ernie (1921- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career :
Played for Toronto Marlboros 1940-41, Toronto Maple Leafs & Providence Reds 1941-42, Toronto Maple Leafs & Pittsburgh Hornets 1945-46, Pittsburgh Hornets 1946-47, Pittsburgh Hornets & Chicago Blackhawks 1947-48, Chicago Blackhawks 1948-51 and Calgary Stampeders 1951-52. 
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1942.
Dickie, Gary (1968- )
Club Career : Played for Swindon Wildcats 1993-96.
Dickie, Kevin (- )
Coach.
International Career : Coached Canada (Junior) (assistant) 2000-01.
Dickson, Brian (1966-1995)
Born in Aviemore, Scotland. Was also a qualified Ski instructor and worked around the world following his retirement from hockey.  He was working in Australia at the time of his death -  he sustained fatal head injuries after falling from a moving vehicle.
International Career : Played for Great Britain (Junior) in the 1983 European Championship (Junior).
Club Career : Played for Aviemore Blackhawks, Nottingham Panthers 1983-84, Aviemore Blackhawks 1984-87 and Cardiff Devils 1987-90.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) silver in 1983.
Honours : His number 14 jersey has been retired by Cardiff Devils.
Dickson, Bruce (- )
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1952 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Edmonton Mercurys 1951-52.
Medals : Won Olympic gold in 1952.
Dickson, Craig (- )
Netminder.
Club Career : Played for Fife Flyers 1991-92.
Medals :
Won the Heineken League Division One 1991-92.
Won the Heineken League Division One Play-offs 1991-92.
Didcott, Mark (- )
Honours : BIHWA Division One Coach of the Year 1989.
Didkovskiy, Danylo (1976- )
Right-wing.
International Career : Played for the Ukraine in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Diduck, Gerald (1965- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada (Junior) in 1983-84.
Diduck, Judy (- )
Defence.
International Career : Played for Canada (Women) in the 1998 Olympics (silver medal).
Dietrich, Don (1961- )
Born in Deloraine, Manitoba, Canada. Defenceman. Chicago Blackhawks 14th pick (183rd overall) in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. See 1984 Olympics.
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1983-84 & 1989-90.
Club Career :
Played for Brandon Wheat Kings 1978-81, New Brunswick Hawks 1981-82, Springfield Indians 1982-83, Springfield Indians & Chicago Blackhawks 1983-84, Maine Mariners 1984-85, Maine Mariners & New Jersey Devils 1985-86, Schwenningen ERC & EHC Kloten 1986-87, Schwenningen ERC & Hershey Bears 1987-88, Schwenningen ERC 1988-89, Team Canada & SC Lyss 1989-90 and Roanoke Valley Rebels & Moncton Hawks & New Haven Nighthawks 1990-91.
Medals : Won the Calder Cup 1981-82.
Dietzsch, André (- )
Born in Germany. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for VEU Feldkirch.
Medals : Won the Alpine League 1996-97.
DIF
See Djurgårdens IF
DIFWORLD.COM [web site won our Ice Hockey Fan Site of the Year in 2000.]
Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden. A web site by Mats Larsson devoted to the Djurgården sports club, including the ice hockey team Djurgårdens IF.
Dilio, Francis Paul 'Frank' (- )
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1964.
Dilio Division
One of the divisions of the QMJHL. Named after Frank Dilio. The teams playing in this division in 1997-98 were Le Drakkar de Baie-Comeau, Cape-Breton Screaming Eagles, Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Halifax Mooseheads, Moncton Wildcats, Québec Remparts and Rimouski Oceanic.
Dillon, Cecil (1908-1969)
Born in Toledo, Ohio, USA. In the 1937-38 season Cecil Dillon and Gord Drillon tied the right-wing position in both the First and Second NHL All-Star Teams - the one and only time this has happened.
Club Career :
Played for New York Rangers 1930-39 and Detroit Red Wings 1939-40.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1933.
Honours :
NHL All-Star First Team right-wing 1937-38 (tied with Gord Drillon).
NHL All-Star Second Team right-wing 1935-36, 1936-37 and 1937-38 (tied with Gord Drillon).
NHL All-Star Roster 1937.
Dimache, Ion (1968- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for Steua Bucarest.
Dimaio, Rob (1968- )
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Centre.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1987-88.
Club Career : Played for New York Islanders & Springfield Indians 1988-90, New York Islanders & Capital District Islanders 1990-91, New York Islanders 1991-92, Tampa Bay Lightning 1992-93, Tampa Bay Lightning & Philadelphia Flyers 1993-94, Philadelphia Flyers 1994-96, Boston Bruins 1996-99, Boston Bruins & New York Rangers 1999-00, Carolina Hurricanes 2000-01 and Dallas Stars 2001- .
Dimitriev, Igor (1941-1997)
Born in Russia.
International Career : Coached Russia.
Club Career : Played for and coached Krylja Sovetov. Also played for Klagenfurter AC, winning two Austrian Championship titles.
Dimitriou, Konstantinos (1967- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Greece in the 1999 World Championship Pool D.
Dimitrov, Atanas (1949- )
Born in Bulgaria. General Manager of Bulgaria (Junior) at the 2002-03 World Championship (Junior U20) Division II (Group A).
International Career : Coached Bulgaria (Junior) in the 1999-00 (assistant) World Championship (Junior) Pool D, the 2000-02 & 2003-04 (assistant) World Championship (Junior U20) Division III and 2003-04 World Championship (Junior U18) Division III.
Dimitrov, Gueorgeui (1970- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Dimitrov, Ivaylo (1966- )
Left-wing.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Dimitrov, Nickolay (1980- )
Born in Bulgaria. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria (Junior) 1998-00. 
Club Career : Played for Slavia Sofia.
Dimitrov, Zdravko (1986- )
Born in Bulgaria. Played both defence & forward.
International Career : Played for Bulgaria (Junior) 2002- . 
Club Career : Played for Iceberg Sofia.
Dinamo Bucaresti (CS Dinamo Bucaresti)
Bucharest, Romania.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
All-time best players : Dumitru Axinte, Marian Costea, Eduard Pana, Doru Tureanu
Dinamo Minsk
See Minsk (Dinamo Minsk)
Dineen, Gary (1943- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Centre.
International Career :
Played For Team Canada 1963-64, 1965-66 & 1966-67. Played for Canada in the 1964 & 1968 Olympics and the 1964, 1965, 1967 & 1968 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Team Canada 1963-64, University of British Columbia 1964-65, Team Canada 1965-67, Ottawa Nationals 1967-68, Minnesota North Stars & Memphis South Stars 1968-69, Iowa Stars & Salt Lake Golden Eagles & Springfield Kings 1969-70 and Springfield Kings 1970-71.
Medals :
Won World Championship bronze in 1964.
Won Olympic bronze in 1968.
Dineen, Gord (1962- )
Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman. New York Islanders 2nd pick (42nd overall) in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. Son of Bill Dineen, brother of Kevin Dineen and Peter Dineen.
Club Career :
Played for New York Islanders & Indianapolis Checkers 1982-84, New York Islanders & Springfield Indians 1984-86, New York Islanders 1986-87, New York Islanders & Minnesota North Stars 1987-88, Minnesota North Stars & Kalamazoo Wings & Pittsburgh Penguins 1988-89, Pittsburgh Penguins 1989-90, Pittsburgh Penguins & Muskegon Lumberjacks 1990-92, Ottawa Senators & San Diego Gulls 1992-94, New York Islanders & Denver Grizzlies 1994-95, Utah Grizzlies 1995-99 and Utah Grizzlies & Chicago Wolves 1999-00. Coached Louisville Panthers 2000-01 (assistant), Macon Whoopee 2001-02,  Richmond Renegades 2002-03 and Utah Grizzlies 2003- (assistant).
Medals : Won the Turner Cup in 1994-95, 1995-96 & 1999-00.
Dineen, Kevin (1963- ) 
Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Forward. Hartford Whalers 3rd pick (56th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Son of Bill Dineen, brother of Gord Dineen and Peter Dineen.
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1983-84. Played for Canada in the 1984 Olympics, the 1985, 1987, 1989 & 1993 World Championships and the 1987 Canada Cup
Club Career (playing) : Played for Team Canada 1983-84, Hartford Whalers & Binghamton Whalers 1984-85, Hartford Whalers 1985-91, Hartford Whalers & Philadelphia Flyers 1991-92, Philadelphia Flyers 1992-94, Philadelphia Flyers & Houston Aeros 1994-95, Philadelphia Flyers & Hartford Whalers 1995-96, Hartford Whalers 1996-97, Carolina Hurricanes 1997-99, Ottawa Senators 1999-00 and Columbus Blue Jackets 2000-03.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Portland Pirates 2005- .
Medals : Won World Championship silver in 1985 & 1989.
Won the Canada Cup in 1987.
Honours : Won the Bud Light/NHL Man of the Year Award in 1991.
NHL All-Star Roster 1988 & 1989.
Dineen, Peter (1960- )
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. Philadelphia Flyers 9th pick (189th overall) in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Son of Bill Dineen, brother of Gord Dineen and Kevin Dineen.
Club Career : Played for Main Mariners 1980-82, Main Mariners & Moncton Alpines 1982-83, Moncton Alpines & Hershey Bears 1983-84, Hershey Bears 1984-85, Binghamton Whalers & Moncton Golden Eagles 1985-86, Los Angeles Kings & New Haven Nighthawks 1986-87, Adirondack Red Wings 1987-89, Detroit Red Wings & Adirondack Red Wings 1989-90 and San Diego Gulls 1990-91.
Dineen, William Patrick ' Bill' (1932- )
Born in Arvida, Quebec, Canada. Right-wing. Father of Gord Dineen, Kevin Dineen and Peter Dineen.
Club Career :
Played for Detroit Red Wings 1953-57, Detroit Red Wings & Chicago Blackhawks 1957-58, Buffalo Bisons 1958-59, Buffalo Bisons & Cleveland Barons 1959-60, Cleveland Barons 1960-61, Rochester Americans 1961-62, Quebec Aces 1962-64, Seattle Totems 1964-69 and Denver Spurs 1969-71. Coached the Houston Aeros 1976-78 and Adirondack Red Wings 1984-86.
Medals :
Won the Stanley Cup in 1954 & 1955.
Honours :
Won the Robert Schmertz Memorial Trophy 1976-78 & 1977-78.
Won the Louis Pieri Memorial Award in 1984-85 & 1985-86.
Coach at the WHA All-Star Game 1975, 1976 & 1978.
NHL All-Star Roster 1954 & 1955.
Dingman, Chris (1976- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Calgary Flames 1st pick (19th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Saint John Flames 1996-97, Calgary Flames 1997-98, Calgary Flames & Saint John Flames & Colorado Avalanche & Hershey Bears 1998-99, Colorado Avalanche 1999-01 and Tampa Bay Lightning 2001- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2001 & 2004.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 11
Dingwall, Richard (1975- )
Club Career : Played for Fife Flyers 1990-91 & 1992-96.
Dinosi, Ignazio (1913- )
Forward.
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for HC Milano.
Dinsmore, Charles 'Chuck' (1903-?)
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Centre.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Maroons 1924-27 & 1929-30.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1926.
Dion, Michel (1954- )
Born in Granby, Quebec, Canada. Netminder. Also played professional Baseball.
Club Career : Played for Indianapolis Racers & Mohawk Valley Comets 1974-76, Indianapolis Racers 1976-77, Cincinnati Stingers 1977-79, Quebec Nordiques 1979-80, Quebec Nordiques & Indianapolis Checkers & Winnipeg Jets 1980-81, Pittsburgh Penguins 1981-84 and Pittsburgh Penguins & Baltimore Skipjacks 1984-85.
Honours : Won the Ben Hatskin Trophy 1975-76.
NHL All-Star Roster 1982.
Dionne, Gilbert (1970- )
Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Kitchener Rangers 1988-90, Montreal Canadiens & Fredericton Canadiens 1990-93, Montreal Canadiens 1993-94, Montreal Canadiens & Philadelphia Flyers 1994-95, Philadelphia Flyers & Florida Panthers & Carolina Monarchs 1995-96, Carolina Monarchs 1996-97 and Cincinnati Cyclones 1997- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Dionne, Marcel Elphege (1951- )
Born in Drummondville, Québec, Canada. Centre. Detroit Red Wings 1st pick (2nd overall) in the 1971 Amateur Draft.
International Career : On the roster for Canada in the 1972 Summit Series but did not play. Played for Canada in the 1976 & 1981 Canada Cups and the 1978, 1979, 1983 & 1986 World Championships. Played for Team Canada 1981-82.
Club Career : Played for Detroit Red Wings 1971-75, Los Angeles Kings 1975-81, Los Angeles Kings & Team Canada 1981-82, Los Angeles Kings 1982-86, Los Angeles Kings & New York Rangers 1986-87, New York Rangers 1987-88 and New York Rangers & Denver Rangers 1988-89.
Medals : Won Canada Cup gold in 1976.
Won World Championship bronze in 1978, 1983 & 1986.
Won Canada Cup silver in 1981.
Honours : Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.
Won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1975 & 1977.
Won the Lester B Pearson Award in 1978-79 & 1979-80.
Won the Art Ross Trophy in 1980.
Won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 2006.
NHL All-Star First Team centre 1976-77 & 1979-80.
NHL All-Star Second Team centre 1978-79 & 1980-81.
NHL All-Star Roster 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983 & 1985.
His number 16 jersey has been retired by Los Angeles Kings.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 5 12 16
Dipenta, Joe (1979- )
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman. Florida Panthers 2nd pick (61st overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Philadelphia Phantoms 2000-01, Philadelphia Phantoms & Chicago Wolves 2001-02, Atlanta Thrashers & Chicago Wolves 2002-03, Chicago Wolves 2003-04, Manitoba Moose 2004-05, Anaheim Mighty Ducks 2005-06 and Anaheim Ducks 2006- .
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 2007.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 33 50
Diplomas
Prior to 1930, the IIHF issued diplomas to teams for winning World or European Championships. Since 1930 they have issued medals. To simplify matters, where a country finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a major competition, we record that they won gold, silver or bronze medals in that competition.
Dirks, Walt (- )
Born in Canada. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Southampton Vikings 1976-77.
DISC Phantoms
See Deurne Phantoms
Disc sur Glace
See Puck
Diskos Jyväskylä (Diskos)
Jyväskylä, Finland. Founded in 1993. Played in the Finnish Division 1 1993-96, Finnish Division 2 1996-97 and Finnish Division 1 1997- .
Home ice : Jyväskylän jäähalli
Team colours : Red and yellow
Honours :
Divis, Reinhard (1975- )
Born in Vienna, Austria. Netminder.
International Career : Played for Austria 1996- (including the 1998 Olympics and the 1999 & 2000 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for VEU Feldkirch and Leksands IF
Medals : Won the European Hockey League in 1997-98.
Won the Alpine League 1996-97.
Division 1
i. Division 1 replaced the Svenska Serien as the top Swedish division and operated between 1941-42 and 1943-44. It was replaced by Division 1 Norra and Division 1 Södra from 1944-45.
ii. A national Division 1 was re-established for the 1974-75 season.  It was replaced from 1975-76 by the new Elitserien.
See Swedish League entry.
Division 1 Norra
The northern league of the top Swedish division (following the regionalisation of Division 1 from 1944-45). Lasted in this form until 1974 when a national Division 1 was re-established.
See Swedish League entry.
Division 1 Södra
The southern league of the top Swedish division (following the regionalisation of Division 1 from 1944-45). Lasted in this form until 1974 when a national Division 1 was re-established.
See Swedish League entry.
Division East
One of the divisions of the Russian Premier League. The 11 teams in the division in 1999-2000 were - Izhstal Izhevsk, Kedr Novouralsk, Metallurg Serov, Motor Barnaul, Neftyanik Almetievsk, Neftyanik Leninogorsk, Nosta-Yuzhnyi Ural Novotroitsk-Orsk, Rubin Tyumen, Sibir Novosibirsk, Sputnik Nizhni Tagil and Traktor Chelyabinsk.
Division West
One of the divisions of the Russian Premier League. The 12 teams in the division in 1999-2000 were - Avangard Tambov, Dizelist Penza, Khimik Voskresensk, Kristall Saratov, Krylia Sovetov Moscow, HC Moscow, Motor Zavolzhie, Spartak Moscow, Spartak St Petersburg, THC Tver, Vityaz Podolsk Chekhov and HC Voronezh.
Dixon, Paul (1973- )
Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1995- (including the 1999 World Championship Pool B).
Club Career : Played for Durham Wasps 1989-91, Humberside Seahawks 1991-92, Sheffield Steelers 1992-93, Durham Wasps 1993-96, Newcastle Cobras 1996-98, Newcastle Riverkings 1998-00 and Guildford Flames 2000- .
Dizelist Penza [web site]
Penza, Russia. Penza is a city on the River Sura. Dizelist = Diesel Engine Plant Employee.  Played in the Russian Premier League 1999-2000.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours : 
Dizelist-2 Penza
Penza, Russia. Reserve team for Dizelist Penza. Played in the Russian First League 1999-2000.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours : 

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