Hershey Bears Alumni: Les Duff

Hershey Bears of the past. A Blog devoted to the past players of the American Hockey Leagues Hershey Bears. Once a week a former Bear will be profiled. Learn about the individuals who made the Bears the greatest team in minor league hockey history.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Les Duff


Les Duff was one of the greatest AHL hockey players during the 1950's and 1960's. Duff played left wing for the Pittsburgh Hornets , Rochester Americans and Hershey Bears. The Kirkland Lake, Ontario native played over 900 AHL games and produced 414 points. The Calder Cup seemed to follow Duff, winning the AHL Championship five times.
Duff's brother was recently elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dick Duff won six Stanley Cups witht he Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Now a resident of Toronto, Les Duff spent 23 years with the Toronto Transit Commision before retiring. Today, hobbies include walking, golf and crossword puzzles.

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