Jeff Harding (ice hockey)

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Jeff Harding
Born (1969-04-06) April 6, 1969 (age 49)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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 Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers.


As a youth, Harding played in the 1981 and 1982 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with minor ice hockey teams from Toronto.[1]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-17.

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