|Born||February 19, 1968 |
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New York Islanders (1988–1992)
Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–1994)
Philadelphia Flyers (1994–1996)
Boston Bruins (1996–2000)
New York Rangers (2000)
Carolina Hurricanes (2000–2001)
Dallas Stars (2001–2004)
Tampa Bay Lightning (2005–2006)
Capital District Islanders
|NHL Draft||118th overall, 1987|
New York Islanders
Rob DiMaio (born Robert Charles DiMaio on February 19, 1968) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played in 894 National Hockey League (NHL) games with the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Stars.
He is currently a scout with the St. Louis Blues.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Rob was first drafted by the New York Islanders in the 6th round (118th overall) in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
He captained their minor league Springfield Indians affiliate to a Calder Cup championship in 1990; he was the final active NHL player of the Indians' franchise.
On June 18, 1992, Rob was by the Tampa Bay Lightning from the New York Islanders in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft where first he played for them for two seasons.
On March 18, 1994, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Jim Cummins and Philadelphia's 1995 4th round draft choice where he played with them for 3 seasons.
On September 30, 1996, Rob was claimed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks, but on the same day, the Sharks traded him to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Boston's 1997 5th round draft choice.
Rob played for the Bruins until March 10, 2000 when he was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Knuble.
After just one season with the Hurricanes, Rob signed with the Dallas Stars as a free agent on July 1, 2001.
During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Rob signed with Hockey Club Milano Vipers in Italy where they won the championship in 2005.
After the lockout, he signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning on August 9, 2005. He suffered a severe concussion after a controversial hit by Montreal Canadiens forward Guillaume Latendresse during the 2006 preseason, which ended his career.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|1985–86||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||55||20||30||50||82||22||6||6||12||39|
|1986–87||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||70||27||43||70||130||20||7||11||18||46|
|1987–88||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||54||47||44||91||120||14||12||19||31||59|
|1988–89||New York Islanders||NHL||16||0||1||1||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||New York Islanders||NHL||7||0||0||0||2||1||1||0||1||4|
|1990–91||Capital District Islanders||AHL||12||3||4||7||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||New York Islanders||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||New York Islanders||NHL||50||5||2||7||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||54||9||15||24||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||39||9||7||15||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||New York Rangers||NHL||12||1||3||4||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||HC Milano Vipers||Italy||9||4||8||12||4||15||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||61||4||13||17||30||2||0||0||0||0|
Accolades[edit | edit source]
- Winner of the Italian championship in the 2005 with Hockey Club Milano Vipers.