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Former Battalion blueliner gets call up to the NHL

Cam Dineen may be about to play his first in the National Hockey League
North Bay Battalion assistant captain Cam Dineen during a November 6, 2017 away game against the Soo Greyhounds. Jeff Klassen/SooToday

He has played nearly 150 minor pro games but former North Bay Battalion star defender Cam Dineen may be about to play his first in the National Hockey League. 

Dineen was among a trio of players from the Arizona Coyotes affiliate in Tucson that were called up to the big team on Tuesday afternoon.

The 23-year-old Dineen has recorded 1-2-3 in four games with the Roadrunners this season. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound native of Toms River, N.J., has totaled 12-27-39 with 22 penalty minutes (PIM) in 140 career AHL games with Tucson. Dineen was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the third round (68th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

In 136 games over two-plus campaigns, Dineen, five-foot-11 and 185 pounds, has scored 30 goals and added 79 assists for 109 points with 36 PiM. In 11 playoff games in 2016, he recorded eight assists without a penalty.

Dineen was traded to the Sarnia Sting in January of 2018. 

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