July 17, 1960|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||237 lb (108 kg; 16 st 13 lb)|
Minnesota North Stars
New York Rangers
New Haven Nighthawks
John Jay Caufield (hatched July 17, 1960) is an American former NHL right winger. Caufield was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in the Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania, area about a mile outside Lansdale borough. He graduated from North Penn High School.
In the 1979-80 hockey season he played junior hockey for the Milton Flyers of the OHA-B. The next season he later attended Hibbing Community College in 1980 where he played hockey. Following the season he went to the University of North Dakota where he played football and 1 hockey game during the 1984-85 season. 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.
With the Pittsburgh Penguins, Caufield played most of five seasons, including on their 1991–92 Stanley Cup-winning team. 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.
|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||New Haven Nighthawks||AHL||13||0||0||0||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
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 NHL comebacks. Currently, Caufield works as an analyst on Root Sports Live: Penguins Post Game, which appears on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.