2004-05: Finished his high school career with back-to-back 87-point seasons. The Maine recruit led the state in goals scored with 49, was a Mr. Hockey finalist, and was named to AP All-State first team. Dee also led the fall Elite League in scoring with 23 goals and 10 assists.
2005-06: A shoulder injury ended his USHL season early and prompted Maine to request that he return to Omaha for another season.
2006-07: Dee’s second season with the Omaha Lancers (USHL) resulted in 11 goals and 25 points through 34 games. His 60 penalty minutes this season were a personal best for the center. He was sidelined with an injury for the second straight season.
2007-08: A freshman with the University of Maine (H-East), Dee scored three points (1g+2a) in 24 games as a rookie Black Bear. He was named a Maine Scholar Athlete and earned Hockey East Academic Honor Roll accolades.
2008-09: The U. of Maine (H-East) center potted six goals and 11 points through 33 games this season, his best total with the Black Bears to date.
We’re told that Dee’s shoulder injuries have nothing to do with it but he is no longer the scoring dynamo that he was in high school and the USHL. Dee’s game now is as a depth utility forward who doesn’t really play physical and has not been able to contribute offensively at all.
Dee will return to play with the Maine Black Bears for his third of four years but greatly needs to improve to have a shot at earning a contract from Edmonton down the road.