Infobox Ice Hockey Player
Washington Capitals Los Angeles Kings Boston Bruins Atlanta Thrashers
height_ft = 5
height_in = 11
weight_lb = 190
nationality = United Kingdom
nationality_2 = CAN
birth_date = Birth date and age|1971|2|25|mf=y
Worthing, Sussex, UK
draft = 35th overall
draft_year = 1989
career_start = 1991
career_end = 2004
Byron Jaromir Dafoe (born
February 25, 1971, in Worthingin Sussex, England) is a Canadian [ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hockey/nhl/voting_na/ CNNSI.com - NHL Hockey - Final All-Star Voting - North America Team - Thursday February 01, 2001 12:30 AM ] ] former National Hockey League goaltender. He moved to Canada with his mother at the age of two months old. Between 1992 and 2004, he played for the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kingsand Atlanta Thrashers.
Dafoe was drafted 35th overall in the 2nd round of the
1989 NHL Entry Draftby the Washington Capitalsand made his NHL debut in the 1992-93 season. Dafoe also played for the Capitals in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons. In 1995, Dafoe joined the Los Angeles Kings, with whom he stayed for two seasons before being traded to the Boston Bruinsin 1997. In 2002, he signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers. Byron Dafoe retired from professional hockey following the 2004–05 NHL lockout.
Outside of the NHL, Dafoe has played for WHL sides
Portland Winter Hawks(1986-1990) and Prince Albert Raiders(1990-1991), ECHLside Hampton Roads Admirals, AHL sides Baltimore Skipjacks(1991-1992 and 1992-1993), New Haven Nighthawks(1992) and Portland Pirates(1993-1994 and 1994-1995), and IHL side Phoenix Roadrunners.
During Dafoe's time with the Winter Hawks, he had an on-ice fistfight with
Tri-City Americansgoaltender Olaf Kölzig, someone with whom he would go on to have a friendly rivalry in the NHL -- so friendly that they served as each other's best man when they got married. He and Kolzig also had a "friendly" fight later in their NHL careers on November 28, 1998 when the Boston Bruins took on the Washington Capitals. During the game, a fight broke out that was so violent and all encompassing, the goalies (Dafoe and Kolzig) also got caught up in it. The fight between the goalies was primarily comedic, with both Dafoe and Kolzig laughing as they landed punches.
Along with fellow NHLers Kölzig and
Scott Mellanby, Dafoe is a founder of Athletes Against Autism.
Hap Holmes Memorial Award(shared with Olaf Kolzig) - 1993–94
* NHL Second All-Star Team - 1998–99
* [http://athletesagainstautism.org Athletes Against Autism]
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