Jay Caufield

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Jay Caufield
Born (1960-07-17) July 17, 1960 (age 54)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Height 6 ft 04 in (193 cm)
Weight 237 lb (108 kg; 16 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
Minnesota North Stars
New York Rangers
AHL
New Haven Nighthawks
IHL
Toledo Goaldiggers
Flint Spirits
Kalamazoo Wings
Muskegon Lumberjacks
Playing career 1985–1994

John Jay Caufield (born July 17, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former NHL right winger. Jay was raised in the Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania, area about a mile outside of Lansdale borough. He graduated from North Penn High School.

Playing career[edit]

Caufield attended the University of North Dakota where he played football. He later signed with the New York Rangers in 1985 and was assigned to the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL.

He played 13 games with the Rangers in the 1986–87 season, accumulating 45 penalty minutes.

The Rangers traded Caufield prior to the 1987–88 season, where he played 65 games for the Kalamazoo Wings.

With the Penguins, Caufield played most of five seasons, including the 1991–92 Stanley Cup. He averaged nearly four penalty minutes a game, and in 194 games with Pittsburgh he scored three goals. He was demoted to the IHL for 1993–94 and retired at the end of the season.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Toledo Goaldiggers IHL 30 5 4 9 54
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 40 2 3 5 40 1 0 0 0 0
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 13 2 1 3 45 3 0 0 0 12
1986–87 Flint Spirits IHL 12 4 3 7 59
1986–87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 13 0 0 0 43
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 65 5 10 15 273 6 0 1 1 47
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 1 4 5 285 9 0 0 0 28
1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 37 1 2 3 123
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 23 1 1 2 71
1990–91 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 3 1 0 1 18
1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 0 0 0 175 5 0 0 0 2
1992–93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 0 0 0 60
1993–94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 45 2 3 5 176 4 0 0 0 18
NHL Totals 208 5 8 13 759 17 0 0 0 42

Post-hockey[edit]

After he retired as a hockey player, Caufield made a brief appearance as the Penguins' goalie Brad Tolliver in the hockey-themed action film Sudden Death. He also became a personal trainer, working extensively with Mario Lemieux during his various NHL comebacks. Currently, Caufield works as an analyst on Root Sports Live: Penguins Post Game, which appears on Root Sports Pittsburgh.

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