18 Facts About Dale Tallon


Michael "Dale" Tallon was born on October 19,1950 and is a Canadian ice hockey executive and former player.

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Dale Tallon played in the NHL for ten years as a defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Dale Tallon returned to the Canuck's organization in 2022 as a scout and senior adviser.

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Dale Tallon is a distinguished golfer, having won the 1969 Canadian Junior Golf Championship and participated in the Canadian PGA Tour.

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Dale Tallon played in the 1961 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with Noranda.

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Dale Tallon began his junior career at sixteen years old with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association.

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Dale Tallon added 12 goals and 29 points over 18 playoff games, as the Marlboros lost to the Montreal Jr.

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Dale Tallon was widely seen as a replacement for Bobby Hull, whom the Black Hawks had lost to the World Hockey Association that offseason; he was even given Hull's old number 9.

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On October 9,1978, Dale Tallon was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second-round choice in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

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Dale Tallon played two seasons with the Penguins, scoring 10 goals with 33 assists, before retiring.

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Dale Tallon went on to spend 16 seasons as an analyst for Blackhawks radio and television broadcasts.

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In 1998, Dale Tallon joined the Blackhawks front office as director of player personnel, a position he held until 2002.

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Dale Tallon's first season as the Blackhawks general manager was a busy one.

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Dale Tallon signed many free agents, including goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, defenceman Adrian Aucoin, and forward Martin Lapointe, which led to raised expectations.

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Dale Tallon further bolstered his team in the off-season by signing star winger Marian Hossa and Selke Trophy-winning John Madden.

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Dale Tallon was able to sign all his restricted free agents, although at a cost of millions more than he would have to had he qualified them in time.

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Dale Tallon's name was engraved on the Cup and the team issued him a Stanley Cup ring.

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Dale Tallon was formerly the head professional at Highland Park Country Club in Chicagoland and the Tamarack Golf Club in Naperville, Illinois.

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