2017 Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee
Forward - Toledo Storm [1992-1995, 1997-2000]
Born: April 8, 1972
Archival video footage courtesy of WGTE Public Media
Nicknamed “The Diesel” for his imposing 6-4, 237-pound frame, the Toronto, Ontario-born Deazeley was an integral part of the Toledo Storm’s 1993 and 1994 East Coast Hockey League Riley Cup championship teams with his scoring touch around the net and bruising style of play.
In fact, “The Diesel” scored one of the most famous goals in Toledo hockey history, the winning goal in the 1993 playoffs to help the Storm win the first of two Riley Cups. During those title runs, he scored 24 goals and added 16 assists in 29 post-season games, while adding 103 minutes in penalties.
His 16 playoff goals in 1994 is the second-highest total in the history of the ECHL, and earned him a contract with the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets.
Deazeley played a total of six seasons for the Storm, recording 120 goals, 85 assists and 1,002 penalty minutes in 258 regular season and playoff games.