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Dale Dunbar  

Retired American Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman

Never drafted, Dunbar had a solid college career at Boston University, where he was a teammate of future NHL star John Cullen. At the conclusion of his collegiate career in 1985 he signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks. He would spend two years in Vancouver's farm system, appearing in a single NHL game for the Canucks during the 1985–86 season.

Released by the Canucks in 1987, he signed as a free agent with his hometown Boston Bruins. He spent the next two seasons playing for the Maine Mariners, Boston's AHL affiliate, and received another one-game callup to the NHL during the 1988–89 season.

After being released by the Bruins, Dunbar moved to Europe, spending a year in Finland before moving to England, where he suffered a career-ending knee injury during the 1990–91 season.

Following his career, Dunbar moved into coaching, serving as head coach of the Erie Otters of the OHL from 1996–98, and as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from 1998–2000. He currently works for the Orr Hockey Group and operates hockey and leadership camps for youth, and also coaches for Winthrop High School.


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