Parris Duffus

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Parris Duffus
Born (1970-01-27) January 27, 1970 (age 47)
Denver, CO, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
Phoenix Coyotes
Peoria Rivermen
Manitoba Moose
Las Vegas Thunder
Cincinnati Cyclones
Hampton Roads Admirals
Anchorage Aces
Fort Wayne Komets
Berlin Capitals
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
National team  United States
NHL Draft 180th overall, 1990
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1992–2003

Parris Bryan Duffus (born January 27, 1970 in Denver, Colorado) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender.

Playing career[edit]

Duffus was drafted 180th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and played one NHL game for the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1996–97 NHL season. He allowed one goal on eight shots in his sole NHL appearance against the Vancouver Canucks, playing 28:49 of ice time.

He was the goaltender for the Minnesota Moose for two seasons and holds the Minnesota franchise record for a GAA of 3.31 (1995–96) and SV%: .895 (1995–96).

Duffus lead Team USA to a Bronze Medal in the IIHF World Championships in 1996 in Austria, the nation's first medal in 34 years. He also backstopped Team USA in qualifying play for Pool A after a disastrous 1998 World Championships. Duffus earned a shutout against Kazakhstan, beat Estonia & Austria to earn the US a berth in Pool A in the 1999 World Championships.

Duffus played in the Finnish SM-liiga where he played for HPK, Jokerit, and HIFK. He also played for Berlin Capitals and Nürnberg Ice Tigers in Germany and HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in Russia.

Duffus played for the Fort Wayne Komets of UHL in 2002–03 season before retiring.

After retiring from professional hockey, Duffus became a Fort Wayne firefighter but is called upon by the Komets periodically as an emergency backup goaltender.[1][2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1991–92
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1991–92
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1992

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