Jeff Parker (ice hockey)
September 7, 1964 |
Saint Paul, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
|NHL Draft||111th overall, 1982
Jeffrey Lee Parker (born September 7, 1964 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) is a former professional ice hockey right wing. He was drafted in the sixth round, 111th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He played 137 games in the National Hockey League with the Sabres and four with the Hartford Whalers.
Parker was involved in two high-profile trades over the course of his career. Following his only complete NHL season, on the day of the 1990 entry draft the Sabres traded Parker to the Winnipeg Jets along with Phil Housley and Scott Arniel for Dale Hawerchuk and an exchange of draft picks seemingly in Buffalo's favour (which became Brad May and Keith Tkachuk). Devastated by the trade, Parker refused to attend the Jets' training camp and was soon picked up by the Pittsburgh Penguins as a free agent, only to be traded to Hartford along with John Cullen and Zarley Zalapski for Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson and Grant Jennings. Parker only played four games for the Whalers before suffering a career-ending knee injury.
In his 141-game NHL career, Parker scored sixteen goals and added nineteen assists.
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