|Born||January 24, 1958 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens|
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 1978|
Dan Geoffrion (born Daniel Jean-Paul Geoffrion on January 24, 1958) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 111 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) and 78 in the World Hockey Association.
Dann began as an amateur with the QMJHL's Cornwall Royals where he accumulated 190 goals in parts of five seasons. In 1976, he was chosen to the league's west division second all-star team after scoring 100 points in 53 contests.
Dan was chosen eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1978, but he opted to join the WHA's Quebec Nordiques for a year. He founded the checking a lot closer in the pros and only registered 12 goals in 77 games for the Nords.
Amid much fanfare, he joined the Habs in 1979-80 with his father Bernie installed as the coach (replacing Scotty Bowman). The team struggled at times and both Geoffrions were out of the picture before the end of the season.
In October 1980, Dan was sent to the Winnipeg Jets for cash. Initially, the change inspired him as he counted 20 goals for his new club. The next season, he was unable to make the Jets out of training camp and spent all but one game in the CHL with the Tulsa Oilers.
Dan retired in 1983 after scoring 37 goals for the AHL's Sherbrooke Jets.
Since his retirement from hockey, Dan is now a scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs.