Jeff Harding (ice hockey)

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Jeff Harding
Born (1969-04-06) April 6, 1969 (age 48)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1987
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1988–1992

Jeffrey James Harding (born April 6, 1969) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career[edit]

The Toronto,Ontario Canada native was a product of the Canadian National Team Program before being selected 30th overall (2nd round) by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. After his freshman season at Michigan State University where the Spartans competed in the NCAA Tournament and Harding tallied 12 goals and 129 penalty minutes, Harding signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. Harding was under contract in Philadelphia from 1988,1989 and 1990 but suffered a fractured patella bone and severed several tendons. Following his time in Philadelphia he played for the Canadian National Team competing in the Spengler and Izvestia Cup in Europe. The forward was signed by the Minnesota North Stars splitting the season between the American Hockey League and International Hockey League. Harding played in the AHL for two years before retiring in 1992. Harding is second in the all -time Michigan State Spartan record books with 62 penalties in a single season, third with 129 penalty minutes in a single season, tied for first with 3 goals in a single period. Harding has been a high school teacher since 1995. He now teaches Physical Education at the Blue Ribbon High School Central Bucks High School East in Pennsylvania.

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