Dean Talafous
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Dean Talafous
Dean Talafous
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Born (1953-08-25) August 25, 1953 (age 65)
Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New York Rangers
Minnesota North Stars
Atlanta Flames
National team  United States
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 1973
Atlanta Flames
WHA Draft 13th overall, 1973
Cincinnati Stingers
Playing career 1974–1982
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Playing career
1971-1974 Wisconsin
Position(s) Right Wing
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982-1984 Minnesota (assistant)
1984-1985 St. Paul Vulcans
1985-1989 Minnesota (assistant)
1989-1996 Wisconsin-River Falls
1996-2001 Alaska-Anchorage
Head coaching record
Overall 160-196-40 (.455)
Accomplishments and honors
1996 Edward Jeremiah Award

Dean Charles Talafous (born August 25, 1953) is a retired ice hockey player. He played 497 NHL regular season games in 1974-82 for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and the Atlanta Flames as a right winger.


Talafous played for the Wisconsin Badgers where he helped the team win a National Championship in 1973, where he was named the MVP.

NHL career

Drafted 53rd overall by the Atlanta Flames in the 1973 NHL Entry Draft after helping the Wisconsin Badgers win the NCAA title. He played 18 games for the Flames before being traded to the Minnesota North Stars. In international hockey he played for the United States in the 1976 Canada Cup and 1981 Canada Cup. In 1978 Talafous signed on as a free agent with the New York Rangers. He retired from playing in 1982 after only playing 29 games for New York that season.[1]



Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons (NCHA) (1989-1996)
1989-90 Wisconsin-River Falls 13-13-3
1990-91 Wisconsin-River Falls 6-18-3
1991-92 Wisconsin-River Falls 6-17-1
1992-93 Wisconsin-River Falls 19-13-1 NCAA Runner-Up (D-III)
1993-94 Wisconsin-River Falls 21-8-4 NCAA National Champion (D-III)
1994-95 Wisconsin-River Falls 19-10-4 NCAA Frozen Four (D-III)
1995-96 Wisconsin-River Falls 26-5-2 NCAA Frozen Four (D-III)
Wisconsin-River Falls: 110-84-18
Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves (WCHA) (1996-2001)
1996-97 Alaska-Anchorage 9-23-4 7-21-4 9th WCHA First Round
1997-98 Alaska-Anchorage 6-25-5 5-19-4 9th WCHA First Round
1998-99 Alaska-Anchorage 13-18-5 10-13-5 6th WCHA First Round
1999-00 Alaska-Anchorage 15-18-3 11-14-3 7th WCHA First Round
2000-01 Alaska-Anchorage 7-24-5 4-20-4 9th WCHA First Round
Alaska-Anchorage: 50-108-22 37-87-20
Total: 160-196-40

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion



Currently Talafous lives in Hudson, Wisconsin, and runs Total Hockey Training, a hockey training company.

Awards and honors

International play


  1. ^ "Dean Charles Talafous". Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "2013-14 Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves Media Guide". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved .

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tim Regan
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Brad Shelstad
Preceded by
Bill Beaney
Edward Jeremiah Award
Succeeded by
Mike McShane

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