Cam Dineen

by Keith Duggan on January 13, 2018

Cam Dineen, D

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 183

Born: 1998-06-19

Hometown:  Toms River, NJ

Drafted: Third round, 68th overall in 2016 by the Arizona Coyotes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

January 2018- Dineen has been traded to the Sarnia Sting for a 17-year old defenseman and a pile of picks. The offensive d-man racked up 11 goals and 36 points with North Bay before the trade, now moving to one of the best teams in the OHL. So far Dineen has one goal and three points in two games for the Sting and should get a lengthy playoff run before moving on to the pro ranks next season. Keith Duggan

September 2017- Since being returned to North Bay from Coyotes training camp, Dineen has been on absolute fire offensively. He's currently second among OHL top scorers with four goals and eight points in just four games. Dineen seems to be showing no rust from the MCL injury and surgery that caused him to miss most of 2016-17. He spent most of July and August working with Coyotes staff on his strength and slight improvements to his skating and the extra training seems to have worked so far. Keith Duggan

May 2017- The Coyotes have signed Dineen to an entry-level contract. It was a trying 2016-17 season for the 18-year old defenseman, who missed the whole second half of the year with a MCL injury after taking a knee-on-knee hit in December.  It was also an adjustment for Dineen playing without former defense partner and fellow Coyote prospect Kyle Wood, who played pro in the AHL this past season. He still put together a decent year offensively with a 6-8-14 line in 29 games. This fell short of the totals Dineen put up in 2015-16, when he collected 13-46-59 totals in 68 games for North Bay, which was second-most points by OHL defenseman. He was named to the OHL's first all-rookie team and finished tied for second in voting for OHL rookie of the year in 2015-16. Dineen is currently five months into his rehab and is expected to be ready for training camp. Even though he signed his entry-level deal, Dineen returns to North Bay for another season in the OHL for 2017-18 before turning pro. Keith Duggan

June 2016- The Arizona Coyotes selected Cam Dineen in the third round, 68th overall. Keith Duggan

November 2015 –Perhaps one of the lowest rated players who should vault up the rankings in the second half of the season. Dineen as an OHL rookie has been an offensive revelation of the defensively minded Stan Butler. Dineen is the driving force behind the Battalion offence and while size is a concern; his defensive game has developed under Butler noticeably this year. Dineen is a smooth skating offensive defenceman who loves to join the rush. He has excellent offensive vision and creativity making him a lethal power play quarterback. Dineen’s skating ability and transition game are his strengths that should propel him into today’s NHL. As an OHL rookie leading the league in defenceman scoring his fantasy upside could be big, but he needs a few years of development in junior and the minors before he can contribute.  Peter Harling

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

Diminutive offensive defenceman who has powerplay quarterback specialist potential. Potential fantasy super sleeper.

Footage:

Cam Dineen scores on a blast from the point

 

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