"Michael "Dale" Tallon" is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey Defenceman (ice hockey)/defenceman and current general manager (ice hockey)/general manager (GM) for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

After playing junior with the Oshawa Generals and Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey League/Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), Tallon was selected second overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1970 NHL Amateur Draft. He spent his ten-year NHL career with the Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Following his retirement as a player, Tallon began a broadcasting career with the Blackhawks lasting 16 years. In 1998, he joined the front office as director of player personnel before working his way up to GM. Serving in the latter capacity from 2005 to 2009, he helped rebuild the team into a Stanley Cup winner in 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs/2010, at which point he had been demoted to assistant GM. In May 2010, he was named GM for the Panthers.

Tallon is also a distinguished golfer, having won the 1969 Canadian Junior Golf Championship and participated in the Canadian PGA Tour.

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We're going to do what's right.

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