Kerry Huffman was selected in the 1st round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, 9th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers. He played two years of major junior hockey with the Guelph Platers of the OHL. He dressed for nine games with the Flyers in 1986-87, before joining the club on a full-time basis the next season, when he played in 52 games and scored six goals and 23 points.
Huffman remained with the Flyers for six years before moving on to the Quebec Nordiques in 1992-93 as part of the huge Eric Lindros trade that included Peter Forsberg, Mike Ricci, Chris Simon, Ron Hextall, Steve Duchesne, and $15 million in cash.
Midway through the following season he was traded to the Ottawa Senators where he remained for almost four years before being traded back to the Philadelphia Flyers. Huffman played his final four NHL games as a Flyer during the 1995-96 season.