Rob Dimaio

Rob Dimaio

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Born:

February 19, 1968
Calgary, AB, CAN

Height:

5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Weight:

190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)

Position:

Right Wing

Shoots:

Right

Played for:

AHL
Springfield Indians
Capital District Islanders
Utah Grizzlies
NHL
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)

NHL Draft:

118th overall, 1987
New York Islanders

Playing Career:

1988–2006

Biography

Rob DiMaio was selected 118th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders from the Medicine hat Tigers of the WHL and made his NHL debut on January 8, 1989 and scored his first goal five nights later on January 13 against the New Jersey Devils

He was a tough and rugged winger that showed he was willing to mix it up with the bigger players if need be. In the summer of 2001, DiMaio signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars and has continued to play a grinding and gritty game in the Lone Star State. During the 2003-04 season, he surpassed the 800-game plateau before returning to Tampa Bay in the summer of 2005.