Chris ‘Dinger’ Dingman took part in one of the most momentous sporting events ever to unfold in Tampa Bay – the Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship. He brings a rare hockey insider’s perspective to the mix, both as a former player and a current member of the Lightning’s television broadcast team on SunSports. But he also has a keen interest in a wide range of sports beyond the game he excelled in.
Hailing from Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, Chris has called the area home for the past 10 years after being traded to the Bolts on March 5, 2002 from the Carolina Hurricanes. Initially, he was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 1994, traded in 1999 to the Colorado Avalanche, where he won his first Stanley Cup championship in 2001. Then came the trade to Tampa Bay three years later, where fans fondly knew Dinger as the Lightning’s tough left wing. He retired from the NHL in 2006 but played two more seasons in Sweden and Denmark before hanging up his skates to do analysis of Lightning games starting in 2009.
Chris by-passed higher education to play major junior hockey in the World Hockey League, starring for the Brand Wheat Kings from 1992-1996 in Manitoba. Among his honors: serving as captain of the team that won the WHL championship in 1996. Dinger is married with two boys.
Chris’ View: “I hope to bring direct knowledge from my sports background to an entertaining discussion of all sports and athletes, being an avid sports fan myself.”
Miley Cyrus is our Hump Day Hottie. The pop star has had the paps around her since she was a baby thanks to her dad being Billy Ray. Miley recently told the Huffington Post U.K. [...]
WARNING: May have bad language (in a language other than English).
While I was doing show prep, I came across a pretty hilarious public service announcement that used to air back in the 1970′s. Apparently, Little Ricky’s mom wanted him to know his feelings were normal. [...]
Come celebrate U.S. Open weekend at THE GOLF CLUB in Tampa off of Race Track Road (12950 Race Track Road). Chris Dingman will be there competing against anyone who wants to compete at a high-level [...]
You have to look alive on the beach and be ready for anything… As you can see, the beachgoers surrounding this girl were fast on their feet.
Pants filled in for the boys on Memorial Day as Kirk and Dinger enjoyed a well-deserved 3-day weekend. While the sports scene has been heating up lately, Pants and his producer Mo, took a little [...]
The “Stanley Glass” doesnt’ have quite the same ring as the Stanley Cup, but if you were listening this morning to the Kirk & Dinger Morning Show, we gave you, the listeners, the opportunity to [...]
We were all scared when we saw J.A. Happ take a line drive off the noggin…or should I say “when we heard it.” Well this guy, Syracuse pitcher Jordan Cobabe, had a great reaction that [...]
This is exactly why hockey fans are the best! This is what they mean when you hear the phrase, ‘home ice advantage’. PS: That’s a move I haven’t seen before!!!
Big hits don’t just happen in the NFL! They can happen in Arena League action, the NCAA and yes, even in the LFL! These ladies know how to play the game and in the following [...]