|Born|| February 3, 1966 |
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Died|| August 9, 1989 (aged 23) |
Stubai Glacier Resort, Austria
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for|| Springfield Indians|
|NHL Draft|| 20th overall, 1984|
New York Islanders
Duncan MacPherson (born Duncan Alvin MacPherson on February 3, 1966) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who died under mysterious circumstances during a ski trip in Austria.
Duncan was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Disappearance & DeathEdit
In the summer of 1989, Duncan went to Europe.
The New York Islanders had bought out & released him and he had intentions of taking a job as a player-coach for a semi-pro hockey team in Dundee, Scotland, commencing in August 1989 even though he did have a bad feeling in his gut about the entrepreneur Ron Dixon who was backing the Scottish team.
He went to central Europe alone in early August 1989 to visit old friends and see the sights before going on to Scotland. Duncan was scheduled to arrive in Dundee on August 12, 1989, but when he did not show up, his family went to look for him.
A car that Duncan had borrowed from a friend was discovered six weeks later in the parking lot of the Stubaital ski-region resort at the foot of the Stubai Glaciers in the Stubai Alps in Austria where he had rented a snowboard.
Duncan's last known contact was with an employee of the ski resort on August 9, 1989 who reported that he spoke with Duncan and last saw him departing alone to perhaps squeeze in some final snowboarding & hiking before nightfall.
Adding drama to the mystery was the fact that Duncan claimed he had been contacted by the CIA and that they were interested in recruiting him as a spy, but the story was never confirmed.
Almost 14 years after Duncan disappeared, an employee of the Stubai Glacier Resort discovered a glove sticking out of the ice of the melting Schaufelferner Glacier (one of the Stubai Glaciers' arms) in the middle of the ski run where his body had lain frozen.
Regular season and playoffsEdit