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Born December 18, 1971 (1971-12-18) (age 38),
Minneapolis, MN, USA
6 ft 03 in (1.91 m)
227 lb (103 kg; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Pro clubs Pittsburgh Penguins
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 61st overall, 1990
Pittsburgh Penguins
Career 1994 – 1999

Joseph Walter Dziedzic (b. December 18, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a retired American professional ice hockey left winger.



Joe Dziedzic was drafted in 1990 while playing for Edison High School in Minneapolis and was named Minnesota Mr. Hockey the same year. Following high school, Dziedzic continued playing for his home state at the University of Minnesota for four seasons. He spent his first few pro seasons split between the NHL and AHL, but was forced into early retirement due to an eye injury.[1] He now runs a youth hockey program in Minneapolis.

Preceded by
Trent Klatt
Minnesota Mr. Hockey
1989–90 season
Succeeded by
Darby Hendrickson


Joe's father, Walt Dziedzic, was a Minneapolis police officer, was elected & re-elected to the City Council for 22 years, and then to the Park Board for another 12 years, before announcing plans to retire at the end of 2009. His sister, Kari Dziedzic, has served as Chair of the Minneapolis Charter Commission.

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