Hershey Bears Alumni: Dave Parro

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, March 08, 2007

Dave Parro

Dave Parro is from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and proved to be one of the greatest hometown players the city produced. Parro was a star goalie in junior for both the Saskatoon Olympics and the Saskatoon Blades. His junior play made him the number two goalie prospect coming out of the WCHL in 1977.
Parro was drafted by the Boston Bruins and started his professional career with the Rochester Americans. Parro was soon claimed by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1970 expansion draft. Two days after claiming the goalie, the Nordiques sent him to the Washington Capitals for former Hershey Bear Nelson Burton.
Parro's arrival in Hershey for the 1979-80 season ended in a Calder Cup victory. Parro completed a solid regular season and contributed in the playoffs with a 5-3 record. Parro played with the Bears until 1984 with the exception of the 1981-82 season. The Saskatoon native spent the entire 81/2 season in goal for the Washington Capitals.
Today, Parro remains in Hershey and is a member of the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni team. In recent years Parro has even been forced to dress as a backup for the Bears when injuries or illness hits the AHL team.


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