|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
225 lb (102 kg)
|Teams||Philadelphia Flyers (1980–1991)|
New York Rangers (1991–1992)
Hartford Whalers (1992–1993)
|Born||January 5, 1960,|
Windsor, ON, CAN
|Pro Career||1980 – 1993|
Kerr was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers. It proved to be a great move for Philadelphia, as Kerr scored 50 goals four times, and set the NHL single-season record for power-play goals in a season with 34 in the 1985–86 season. That season was particularly interesting in that in September 1985 he was hospitalized with aseptic meningitis.
Kerr was an almost unmovable presence in the slot during his prime. Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier once joked that the only way to stop Kerr was to wrap chains around his arms and legs. But Trottier retracted that statement almost immediately by saying that that still probably would not stop him.
However, Kerr's career was plagued with injuries, as he missed almost the complete 1982–83 and 1987–88 seasons. In the latter, he had five shoulder operations in a fourteen month period. Also in October 1990, his wife died at the age of 30 just ten days after the birth of their baby.
Awards and honours
- Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
- Awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy (1989)
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game (1984, 1985, 1986)
- Holds NHL single-season record for most power-play goals (34 in 1985–86)
- Holds Philadelphia Flyers team record for most 50-goal seasons (4)
- Shares NHL playoff record for most goals in a period (4 on April 13, 1985)
- Holds NHL playoff record for most power-play goals in a period (3 on April 13, 1985)
|1991–92||New York Rangers||NHL||32||7||11||18||12||8||1||0||1||0|
- The Greatest Players and Moments of the Philadelphia Flyers Fischler, Stan ISBN 1571672346 pg. 27
|Bill Masterton Trophy Winner