Barrie Native, Former NHLer Dan Maloney Has Died
Played with four NHL teams, including the Leafs
Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney has died at age 68.
A Barrie Native, he played 11 seasons in the bigs with Chicago, LA, Detroit and Toronto scoring 192 goals and adding 259 assists.
He also coached the Leafs and Winnipeg Jets.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Maloney. A leader both on and off the ice, few worked harder than Dan, who played five seasons with the Leafs and spent four years behind the bench of the blue & white.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and loves ones. pic.twitter.com/0IG26i22FT
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 20, 2018
Maloney was inducted into the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Barrie native Dan Maloney created for himself a successful professional hockey career the old fashioned way. He earned it. Although an outstanding athlete, Maloney’s success was less a product of his skills than of his character. From his youth, Dan Maloney has been the type of player that every coach wants playing for him. It is no surprise then, that he became the type of coach that every player wants to play for
– Barrie Sports Hall of Fame[/perfectpullquote]
Barrie Sports Hall of Fame portrait by Joni Saunders