Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Duane Joyce
Duane Joyce was an imposing defenceman with decent offensive capabilities who played three games for the Dallas Stars in 1993-94. He spent most of his pro career in the minors including over eleven seasons as a fixture in the IHL.

Born in Pembroke, Massachusetts, Joyce played his amateur hockey with Union College in NCAA Division II and the Virginia Lancers of the American Amateur Hockey League. He spent the early stage of his pro career with the Springfield Indians of the AHL then the Kalamazoo Wings, Fort Wayne Komets and Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL.

Joyce signed his first NHL contract with the expansion San Jose Shark in August 1991. He never made it to the big club but was an integral part of the team's top affiliate, the IHL's Kansas City Blades. In December 1993 he was signed as an emergency fill-in by the Dallas Stars and made it into three big league games before the end of the 1993-94 schedule. He continued to ply his trade in the IHL and AHL before retiring in 1998.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Union College Dutchmen NCAA-2 50 16 20 36
1984-85 Union College Dutchmen NCAA-2
1985-86 Union College Dutchmen NCAA-2 25 7 12 19
1986-87 Union College Dutchmen NCAA-2 25 8 11 19
1987-88 Virginia Lancers AAHL 42 22 45 67 73 8 3 5 8 6
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 1 1 1 2 0
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 2 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 66 10 26 36 53
1989-90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 13 3 10 13 8 12 3 7 10 13
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 80 12 32 44 53 11 0 3 3 6
1991-92 Kansas City Blades IHL 80 12 32 44 62 15 6 11 17 8
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 75 15 25 40 30 12 1 2 3 6
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 43 9 23 32 40
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 71 9 21 30 31 21 2 5 7 4
1995-96 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 49 11 25 36 36
1995-96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 34 3 17 20 18 21 4 6 10 2
1996-97 Carolina Monarchs AHL 34 6 18 24 27
1996-97 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 38 3 16 19 12 3 1 2 3 0
1997-98 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 66 7 21 28 30 -14
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 7 0 2 2 4 -1 15 5 4 9 4
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 13, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, December 3, 1993. Traded to Cincinnati (IHL) by Kansas City (IHL) for future considerations, July 26, 1995.
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