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Dennis passed away in 2005 at the age of 52

1934 Colored All Stars Baseball Team
1937-38 SR. Maroons
1949-50 St.Clair Maroons
1953 BR.431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1956 BR 431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1958-59 Rotary JUV. Hockey
1959-60 Senior Maroons
1969-71 S. Elliott Perf Racing
1973 Kinsmen Pee Wee Baseball Team
1974-75 JMSS Boys Basketball Team
1977-78 Chatham Royals Inter. "C" Hockey
1979 Huron & Erie Beverages Midgets
1983-84 & 1984-85 Maple City Jr.Ice Crystals
1985 Chatham Juvenile Baseball Team
1985-86 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1986-87 BR28 Bantams Team
1989-90 CKSS Boys ""AA" Volleyballl Team
1992-93 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1997 Sun-Out Diamonds Sr. Baseball Team
1998-99 JR.Maroons
Archie Stirling
Arthur Pelkey
Bill Atkinson
Bill Robinson
Bill Stobbs
Bob Weedon
Brian Wiseman
Carrie Carleton (Dillon)
Casey Maynard
Ches Dawson
Courtney Babcock
Leyte Wilson "Copper"
Dale Lahey
Dan Lewis
Dave Allin
Dave Gagner
David Seton
Dennis McCord
Derek Krete
Don Gillett
Don Hinnegan
Doug Allin
Doug Anakin
Doug Melvin
Earl Flat Chase
Ed Myers
Ed Wright
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Position: Defense Shoots: L
Birth Date: 1952-2005
From: Chatham, Ontario Canada
Height:5'9"  Weight:198 lbs

NHL Database


Category Athlete-Legend

As Dennis grew up in Chatham ; he excelled at all sports he played.  At age 11 he won a gold medal in the breaststroke at the Ontario YMCA Swimming Championships. Over the years he starred on 5 Chatham Minor Baseball teams that won Ontario Championships, attracting the eye of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates invited him to a tryout camp. He also competed in track, football, and lacrosse. Dennis s greatest achievements, however, came in hockey where he starred for the Chatham Junior Maroons, before playing Junior A for the London Knights. Dennis was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks and at age 21 played briefly with them. He ultimately played several successful years in the Western Hockey League, the Central Hockey League, and the International Hockey League. Dennis was the first Chatham Junior A player born in the Maple City to sign a professional contract. 

Junior Hockey

  • 1966
    • at age 14 signed with the Chatham Jr. Maroons
  • 1967-68
    • while still Bantam age, played for the Junior B Maroons 
  • 1968-69 
    • played for Chatham Maroons in the Western Ontario Junior B League - was voted to the first All-Star team and was second in the best defenceman voting. was drafted by the Toronto Marlboros of the Major Junior A league 
  • 1969-70 
    • played for Toronto and then was traded to Kitchener Rangers but returned to Chatham to help the Maroons win the WOHL Championship 
  • 1970-71 
    • played for Chatham in the new Southern Ontario Junior A League, was voted to first All-Star team, and was named the Leagues Best Defenseman
    • was drafted by the London Knights of the Major Junior A League 
  • 1971-72 
    • played 59 games for London scoring 40 points (9 goals and 31 assists) and served 123 penalty minutes - was drafted by the NHLs Vancouver Canucks in 8th round, 115th overall 

Professional Hockey 

  • 1972-73 & 1973-74
    •  played in over 70 games each year for Seattle Totems in the Western Hockey League, scoring 86 points and serving 157 penalty minutes - called up to Vancouver for 3 games
  • 1974-75 
    • played 26 games for Seattle Totems in the Central Hockey League
  • 1975-76
    • played 9 games for Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League before going to Fort Wayne Comets of the International Hockey League where he played 59 games, scoring 6 goals and 17 assists while picking up 57 minutes in penalties 

professional career statistics

Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 23 1 1 2 50
1969-70 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 14 1 2 3 34
1970-71 Chatham Maroons SOJHL
1971-72 London Knights OHA-Jr. 59 9 31 40 123
1972-73 Seattle Totems WHL 71 5 23 28 100
1973-74 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 0 0 0 6 0
1973-74 Seattle Totems WHL 74 4 33 37 57
1974-75 Seattle Totems CHL 26 0 8 8 38
1975-76 Tulsa Oilers CHL 9 2 5 7 6
1975-76 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 59 6 17 23 57 9 1 4 5 26
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 6
After retirement Dennis returned to Chatham to raise his family.   He passed away in early 2005 at the age of 52.
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2008