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Jeff Buchanan
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Colorado Avalanche
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 23 1971 (1971-05-23) (age 46),
Swift Current, SASK, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1992 – 1999

Jeff Buchanan (born May 23, 1971, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Buchanan played with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. After his overage year with the Blades in 1992, Jeff signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 13, 1992. Jeff was then assigned to the Lightning's affiliate the Atlanta Knights of the IHL.

Buchanan spent the next two seasons with the Knights before he was traded by the Lightning, along with Jim Cummins and Tom Tilley, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Paul Ysebaert and Rich Sutter on February 22, 1995. Buchanan never played with the Blackhawks instead playing with the Detroit Vipers and Indianapolis Ice to end the 1994–95 season.

Three years later, Buchanan was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Avalanche on August 25, 1998. He made his NHL debut in the 1998–99 season playing in 6 games for the Avalanche. After finishing the year with affiliate, the Hershey Bears of the AHL, Buchanan announced his retirement in August 1999.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Saskatoon Blades WHL 66 7 12 19 96 9 0 2 2 2
1990–91 Saskatoon Blades WHL 69 10 26 36 123
1991–92 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 17 37 54 143 22 10 14 24 39
1992–93 Atlanta Knights IHL 68 4 18 22 282 9 0 0 0 26
1993–94 Atlanta Knights IHL 76 5 24 29 253 14 0 1 1 20
1994–95 Atlanta Knights IHL 4 0 1 1 9
1994–95 Detroit Vipers IHL 50 4 6 10 125
1994–95 Indianapolis Ice IHL 25 3 9 12 63
1995–96 Indianapolis Ice IHL 77 4 14 18 277 5 0 1 1 9
1996–97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 81 11 27 38 246
1997–98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 61 5 20 25 131
1997–98 Kansas City Blades IHL 7 2 3 5 6 11 0 2 2 40
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 0 0 6
1998–99 Hershey Bears AHL 38 4 6 10 102 5 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 6 0 0 0 6

External linksEdit


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