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Rob DiMaio
Rob DiMaio
Right Wing
Number: 18
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 19, 1968
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2001.
Drafted: NYI / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (118th overall)
2005-06 SEASON
Played in 61 games and scored 4 goals while dishing out 13 assists in his third season with Tampa Bay, his 1st since 1993 Recorded an assist on a shorthanded goal 12/26 vs. CAR ... Scored a power play goal and added an assist 12/17 vs. DET ... Scored his first goal of the season 11/23 at WSH ... Had his first multi-point game of the season with two assists including 1 on the game-winning goal 11/22 at PHI ... Played in his 100th game with the Lightning 10/16 vs. WSH Registered his second assist of the season, his second consecutive game with an assist, 10/10 vs. BOS ... Recorded his 1st point of the season with an assist on the opening goal 10/8 vs. FLA.

2006 PLAYOFFS
Made his first appearance in Game 4 of the ECQF vs. OTT Also played in Game 5.

CAREER
2004-05: Split the season with SCL Tigers Langnau in the Swiss league and HC Junior Milano Vipers in the Italian league Played in 9 games with Langnau scoring 2 goals and adding 3 assists with 8 PIM Also played in 9 games with Milano, tallying 4 goals and recording 12 points with 4 PIM Appeared in 15 playoff games with Milano and scored 9 goals while registering 11 helpers. 2003-04: Appeared in his 800th career NHL game on 12/27 at CBJ ... Posted a 4-game point streak (2-2-4), 2/29-3/7, just 1 game shy of tying his career-best 5-game point streak set from 10/7-10/15/92 (1-5-6) ... Netted his 100th career NHL goal on 3/11 at PHI. 2002-03: Recorded 10 goals and 19 points in 69 games after posting 6 goals and 12 points in 61 games the previous season ... Appeared in his 700th career NHL game on 10/17 at MIN ... Tied his career-high, accomplished 2 other times, with 2 goals on 10/20 vs. WSH ... During the 2003 playoffs, finished 5th on the team in assists (4) and tied for 7th in points (5)...Registered a career playoff-high 7 shots on goal, all coming in the overtime periods, in Game 1 of the Conference Semifinals vs. ANA. 2001-02: Finished tied for 1st on the Stars in shorthanded goals (2) ... Appeared in 3 games with the Utah Grizzlies after being assigned there on 3/14, registering 2 points (1-1-2) ... Was recalled from Utah on 3/19. 2000-01: Completed his 1st season with the CAR ... Set a career-high for assists in 1 season (18) ... Tied for the team lead in short-handed goals (2) ... Tied a career-high with 3 assists on 11/26 vs. NSH ... Earned his 200th career NHL point with an assist on 2/8 at LAK. 1999-00: Posted 4 points (1-3-4) and 8 penalty minutes in 12 games for the NYR after being acquired from BOS on 3/10 in exchange for Mike Knuble ...Totaled 21 points (5-16-21) and 42 penalty minutes in 50 games with the Bruins ... Appeared in his 500th career NHL game on 10/4 at TOR ... Notched his 100th career NHL assist on 1/19 at ATL... 1998-99: Scored the game-winning goal in Game 1 of the CQF on 4/22 vs. CAR. 1997-98: Appeared in a career-high 79 games ... Appeared in his 400th career NHL game on 2/1 vs. NYI. 1996-97: Was claimed by SJS in the NHL Waiver Draft and then was traded to BOS in exchange for a 5th round pick on 9/30/96 ... Established career-highs in goals (13) and points (28) in 72 games with BOS ... Appeared in his 300th career NHL contest on 12/14 vs. BUF ... Registered his 100th career NHL point with a shorthanded goal on 2/1 at TBL. 1995-96: Completed his 3rd season in PHI ... Appeared in 3 post-season games with PHI during the 1996 playoffs. 1994-95: Played in 36 games for the Flyers, accumulating 3 goals and 1 assist for 4 points with 53 PIM ... 1993-94: Split the season between TBL and PHI, totaling 23 points (11-12-23) in 53 games ... Traded to PHI from TBL in exchange for Jim Cummins and a 1995 fourth-round draft pick on Mar. 18. 1992-93: Claimed by TBL from the NYI in the NHL Expansion Draft ... Appeared in his 100th career NHL contest on 11/27 vs. CGY. 1991-92: Registered 7 points (5-2-7) in 50 games with the NYI. 1990-91: Skated in 12 games for the Islanders' AHL affiliate before being recalled ... Appeared in 1 game with the Islanders. 1989-90: Tallied 52 points (25-27-52) in 54 games as a member of the AHL Calder Cup Champion Springfield Indians ... Recorded 2 PIM in 7 games with the Islanders. 1988-89: Spent most of the season with Springfield (AHL) ... Played 16 games with the Islanders, collecting 1 goal and 30 penalty minutes.

JUNIOR CAREER
Played 4 seasons in the WHL with Kamloops from 1984-86 and with Medicine Hat from 1986-88 ... In 1987-88 with Medicine Hat, he netted 47 goals and collected 43 assists for 90 points in 54 games ... Won the 1988 Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the Memorial Cup MVP ... In his 2-plus seasons in Medicine Hat he posted totals of 94-116-210 in 179 games.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed by the Lightning as a free agent on August 9, 2005 Signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2001 Acquired by Carolina from NY Rangers with Darren Langdon for Sandy McCarthy and a 2001 fourth round draft choice on Aug. 4, 2000... Acquired by NY Rangers from Boston for Mike Knuble on Mar. 10, 2000... Acquired by Boston from San Jose for a 1997 fifth round draft choice on Sept. 30, 1996... Claimed by San Jose from Philadelphia in the NHL Waiver Draft on Sept. 30, 1996... Acquired by Philadelphia from Tampa Bay for Jim Cummins and a 1995 fourth round draft choice on March 18, 1994... Claimed by Tampa Bay in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 18, 1992... NY Islanders' sixth choice, 118th overall, in the 1987 Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Married to wife, Laura, and has twin daughters, Natalie and Julia Enjoys reading and playing golf Lists Boston, Dallas and Tampa Bay as his 3 favorite places to play in ... Says a fight he had with Al Secord was the greatest fight he has ever been involved with ... Lists Milan Hejduk and Joe Sakic as the toughest players to play against in the league ... Says playing with Ray Bourque has been his greatest hockey experience ... Lists his parents as the most influential people in his life.