Connie Dion

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Connie Dion
Born (1918-08-11)11 August 1918
Saint-Rémi-de-Tingwick, QC, CAN
Died 7 November 2014(2014-11-07) (aged 96)
Asbestos, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1943–1952

Joseph Conrad Etienne Dion (11 August 1918 – 7 November 2014) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He played a career total of 38 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Detroit Red Wings.

Career[change | change source]

Dion would play 38 games with the Detroit Red Wings over parts of 2 seasons. After he left the NHL, Dion spent most of his career in the American Hockey League (AHL). In the AHL, he would play 39 games for the Indianapolis Capitals, 303 games over 6 seasons with the Buffalo Bisons, and 8 games with the St. Louis Flyers. During the 1949-50 season, Dion was able to win the Harry (Hap) Holmes Memorial Award for recording the lowest goals against average.[1] Dion also played in the United States Hockey League (USHL). He played 7 games for the Houston Huskies and 4 games for the Louisville Blades. He retired from playing professional ice hockey in 1952.

After he was hospitalized for 2 weeks, Dion died on 7 November 2014.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Connie Dion - Notes". NHL. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  2. "Décès de la légende du hockey et du golf «Connie» Dion". La Presse (in French). Retrieved 8 November 2014.

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