Dale Hunter was the 5th round draft pick of the
Kitchener Jr. A. Rangers in the 1977 Ontario Hockey
League Draft and spent 3 season with the Rangers and
Sudbury Wolves. In 1979 he was selected in the 2nd
round of the National Hockey League Draft by the Quebec
Nordiques. He made the jump to the NHL after his
3rd season as a rookie directly from the Sudbury Wolves
in the 1980-81 NHL season.
Dale spent the next
7 years as a member of the Nordiques recording an NHL
career high 79 points during the 1983-84 season.
In the summer of 1987 he was traded to the Capitals in
Washington D.C. and spent 12 years in Washington where
he became that franchises most popular and well know
Upon retiring from the Washington Capitals he was
quickly hired by the Capitals as their Director of
Player Development. He spent one full year
traveling North America working with young Washington
Capital prospects showing them the mental and physical
attributes of becoming an NHL player.
Dale's NHL career saw him score 1,020 points in 1,407
NHL games and the Washington Capitals retired his #32
jersey at the MCI Centre home of the Washington
In May of 2000 Dale and his brother Mark purchased the
London Knights Hockey Club. Dale took over the
coaching reins of the London Knights in November 2001.
In 2003-04 Dale was named the Canadian Hockey League
Coach of the Year at the CHL Awards in Kelowna, British
Dale let the 2003 - 04 Knights to an OHL record of 110
points leading up to the 2004-05 season whereby the
London team won the Canadian Memorial Cup emblematic of
Junior "A" supremacy in Canada.
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