Fantasy Summary

Diminutive offensive defenceman who has powerplay quarterback specialist potential. Potential fantasy super sleeper.


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September 2020- Known as an offensive defenseman coming out of the OHL, Dineen once again put up modest numbers in his second year in the AHL. Five goals and 14 points don’t jump out but his overall game has improved leaps and bounds. Definitively, he’s much more responsible in his own zone, closing gaps effectively and making quick, smart plays. Dineen seemed much more trusted by the Tucson coaching staff than his rookie pro year. For a smaller, average skating d-man he’s going to have to start putting up some bigger point totals for him to stick out though. Keith Duggan  

June 2019- It was a rough first year of pro for Dineen. Coming in as a mobile point mover, he struggled to put points on the board, scoring just three goals and 12 points in 57 games for Tucson. Known as a power-play specialist, Dineen had just two points on the man-advantage. His average skating and smaller stature seemed to be the biggest road blocks. While the former can be improved it will take time as he also needs to add strength. Dineen’s still a project for the Coyotes. Keith Duggan

October 2018- The mobile defenseman has begun his first pro year in Tucson where the coaching staff has eased him into the lineup. Dineen has played in two games and been a healthy scratch in two others. He has showed the offensive side of his game though, putting up two assists so far this year. Keith Duggan

July 2018- Dineen racked up the points in his final junior season. After getting traded to Sarnia, he put up 28 points in 26 games. Dineen finished the year with 64 points, good for fourth among OHL defensemen. His 20 goals were third among d-men. After Sarnia was eliminated from the playoff’s, Dineen joined the Coyotes AHL team in Tucson, never appearing in a game but getting the pro experience. He’s expected to play 2018-19 in the AHL learning the pro game but Dineen is a player to watch. A smaller but good skating, offensive defenseman who transitions the puck quickly, joining the rush and can run a power play with confidence, he could be a sleeper. Keith Duggan

January 2018- Dineen has been traded to the Sarnia Sting for a 17-year old defenseman and a pile of picks. The offensive d-man racked up 11 goals and 36 points with North Bay before the trade, now moving to one of the best teams in the OHL. So far Dineen has one goal and three points in two games for the Sting and should get a lengthy playoff run before moving on to the pro ranks next season. Keith Duggan

September 2017- Since being returned to North Bay from Coyotes training camp, Dineen has been on absolute fire offensively. He’s currently second among OHL top scorers with four goals and eight points in just four games. Dineen seems to be showing no rust from the MCL injury and surgery that caused him to miss most of 2016-17. He spent most of July and August working with Coyotes staff on his strength and slight improvements to his skating and the extra training seems to have worked so far. Keith Duggan

May 2017- The Coyotes have signed Dineen to an entry-level contract. It was a trying 2016-17 season for the 18-year old defenseman, who missed the whole second half of the year with a MCL injury after taking a knee-on-knee hit in December.  It was also an adjustment for Dineen playing without former defense partner and fellow Coyote prospect Kyle Wood, who played pro in the AHL this past season. He still put together a decent year offensively with a 6-8-14 line in 29 games. This fell short of the totals Dineen put up in 2015-16, when he collected 13-46-59 totals in 68 games for North Bay, which was second-most points by OHL defenseman. He was named to the OHL’s first all-rookie team and finished tied for second in voting for OHL rookie of the year in 2015-16. Dineen is currently five months into his rehab and is expected to be ready for training camp. Even though he signed his entry-level deal, Dineen returns to North Bay for another season in the OHL for 2017-18 before turning pro. Keith Duggan

June 2016- The Arizona Coyotes selected Cam Dineen in the third round, 68th overall. Keith Duggan

November 2015 –Perhaps one of the lowest rated players who should vault up the rankings in the second half of the season. Dineen as an OHL rookie has been an offensive revelation of the defensively minded Stan Butler. Dineen is the driving force behind the Battalion offence and while size is a concern; his defensive game has developed under Butler noticeably this year. Dineen is a smooth skating offensive defenceman who loves to join the rush. He has excellent offensive vision and creativity making him a lethal power play quarterback. Dineen’s skating ability and transition game are his strengths that should propel him into today’s NHL. As an OHL rookie leading the league in defenceman scoring his fantasy upside could be big, but he needs a few years of development in junior and the minors before he can contribute.  Peter Harling

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 19, 1998
Height 5‘11”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 68


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Elite Hockey Group OHL Cup4 1 34 2|        
  New Jersey Rockets 19UMJBHL60 6 3036 8|        
 2014-2015 Team Kelly USA-S166 0 00 -|        
  New Jersey RocketsEHL39 10 3141 8|Playoffs2 0 00
  Tri-City StormUSHL3 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 North Bay BattalionOHL68 13 4659 18|Playoffs11 0 88
  Team White USA-S175 1 12 0|        
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 22 2|        
 2016-2017 North Bay BattalionOHL29 6 814 8|        
 2017-2018 North Bay BattalionOHL39 11 2536 10|        
  Sarnia StingOHL26 9 1928 0|Playoffs12 1 34
 2018-2019 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL57 3 912 6|        
 2019-2020 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL57 5 914 12|        
 2020-2021 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL- - -- -|