Dave Parro

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Dave Parro
Born (1957-04-30) April 30, 1957 (age 62)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1977
Boston Bruins
WHA Draft 90th overall, 1977
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1977–1987

David E. Parro (born April 30, 1957) is a Canadian retired ice hockey goaltender.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Parro was drafted at 34th overall by the Boston Bruins. Parro was the first goalie selected in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Before getting the chance to play for Boston, Parro was claimed by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft. Two days later, the Nordiques traded him to the Washington Capitals. After remaining in the Capitals' organization until 1984, Parro spent several seasons in the International Hockey League before retiring.

Oddly, while Parro was the first goalie taken in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft, he was also the final player overall to be drafted by the World Hockey Association, as the Houston Aeros chose him with the final pick, 90th overall, in the 10th round of the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft.


  1. ^ Herman, Robin (15 June 1977). "Rangers Go for Forwards". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2018.

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