Jeff Buchanan (born May 23, 1971 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche.
Undrafted, Buchanan played with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. After his overage year with the Blades in 1992, Jeff signed with Show more... the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 13, 1992. Jeff was then assigned to the Lightning's affiliate the Atlanta Knights of the IHL.
Buchanan spent the next two seasons with the Knights before he was traded by the Lightning, along with Jim Cummins and Tom Tilley, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Paul Ysebaert and Rich Sutter on February 22, 1995. Buchanan never played with the Blackhawks instead playing with the Detroit Vipers and Indianapolis Ice to end the 1994–95 season.
Three years later, Buchanan was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Avalanche on August 25, 1998. He made his NHL debut in the 1998–99 season playing in 6 games for the Avalanche. After finishing the year with affiliate, the Hershey Bears of the AHL, Buchanan announced his retirement, to take up a Financial Consultant position, in August 1999.