Kerry Huffman

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Kerry Huffman
Born (1968-01-03) January 3, 1968 (age 51)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Quebec Nordiques
Ottawa Senators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1986
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1987–1998

Kerry Huffman (born January 3, 1968) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques and Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Biography[edit]

As a youth, Huffman played in the 1981 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Peterborough, Ontario.[1]

Huffman was drafted in the first-round, 20th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft and spent six seasons with the team. On June 30, 1992, he was involved in the Eric Lindros trade, involving 1991's first overall pick Eric Lindros. The deal saw Huffman traded to the Quebec Nordiques, along with Peter Forsberg, Mike Ricci, Ron Hextall, Chris Simon, Steve Duchesne, a first-round pick in the 1993 and 1994 Drafts and $15,000,000 for Lindros, who refused to play for the Nordiques.[citation needed]

He later played for the Ottawa Senators before returning to Philadelphia in a trade in 1996. In total, Huffman played 401 regular season games, scoring 37 goals and 108 assists for 145 points and collecting 361 penalty minutes.[citation needed]

Since the 2016–17 season, Huffman has served as an assistant coach for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League under Scott Gordon. In the 2018–19 season, Huffman was promoted to interim head coach after Gordon departed for the interim head coaching position with the Philadelphia Flyers. Upon Gordon's return to the Phantoms at the end of the season, Huffman resumed his duties as an assistant coach.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Guelph Platers OHL 56 3 24 27 35 20 1 10 11 10
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 9 0 0 0 2
1986–87 Guelph Platers OHL 44 4 31 35 20 5 0 2 2 8
1986–87 Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 52 6 17 23 34 2 0 0 0 0
1988–89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 29 0 11 11 31
1988–89 Hershey Bears AHL 29 2 13 15 16
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 43 1 12 13 34
1990–91 Hershey Bears AHL 45 5 29 34 20 7 1 2 3 0
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 1 2 3 10
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 60 14 18 32 41
1992–93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 52 4 18 22 54 3 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 28 0 6 6 28
1993–94 Ottawa Senators NHL 34 4 8 12 12
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 37 2 4 6 46
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 43 4 11 15 63
1995–96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 1 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 44 5 19 24 38 5 3 0 0 2
1997–98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 73 4 23 27 60 4 3 0 0 2
1998–99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 4 0 1 1 6
NHL totals 401 37 108 145 361 11 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Canada WJC 6 0 1 1 4
1992 Canada WC 6 1 0 1 2
Senior int'l totals 6 1 0 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  2. ^ "Flyers finalize 2019-20 Coaching Staff". NHL.com. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019.

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Preceded by
Glen Seabrooke
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1986
Succeeded by
Darren Rumble