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Dale Hunter

Born:July 31, 1960Draft:1979 Nordiques #41 Overall
Hometown:Petrolia, ONPosition:RW
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Retired

Dale Robert Hunter (born July 31, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the former head coach of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL) and current co-owner, president, and head coach of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Hunter was born in Petrolia, Ontario, but grew up in Oil Springs, Ontario, and was one of three brothers, with Dave and Mark, to play in the NHL.

Dale Hunter Quebec Nordiques
Dale Hunter, Quebec Nordiques, November 25, 1984 (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Dale Hunter Statistics

Deeper Dive

Coaching History

  • NHL Washington Capitals (Head Coach) 2011-2012 replaced Bruce Boudreau midseason
  • Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (Head Coach) 2014
  • OHL All-Stars Jr. Super Series (Head Coach – one game) 2013
  • QMJHL All-Stars Jr. Super Series (Head Coach) 2019
  • OHL All-Stars Jr. Super Series (Head Coach) 2019
  • Canada U20 World Junior Championship (Head Coach) 2020
  • OHL London Knights (Head Coach) 2002-present

Front Office History

  • NHL Washington Capitals (Director of Player Development) 1999-2000
  • OHL London Knights (Owner/President) 2000-present


  • As a player
    • Captain of the Capitals (1994-1999)
    • NHL All-Star Game (1997)
  • As a coach
    • U20 WJC Gold Medal (2020)
    • 3x OHL Champion (2005, 2013, 2016)
    • Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal (2014)
    • 3x OHL Coach of the Year (Matt Leyden Trophy) (2004, 2005, 2010)
    • CHL Memorial Cup Champion (2005)
    • CHL Coach of the Year (Brian Kilrea Award) (2004)