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Daren Puppa

Daren Puppa  #31

NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: March 23, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Kirkland Lake, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: BUF / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Right ROUND: 4th   (74th overall)
AHL First All-Star Team (1987) NHL Second All-Star Team (1990) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990) Recorded shutout (2-0) in NHL debut vs. Edmonton, November 1, 1985. Traded to Toronto by Buffalo with Dave Andreychuk and Buffalo's 1st round choice (Kenny Jonsson) in 1993 Entry Draft for Grant Fuhr and Toronto's 5th round choice (Kevin Popp) in 1995 Entry Draft, February 2, 1993. Claimed by Florida from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Florida in Phase II of Expansion Draft, June 25, 1993. Missed majority of 1996-97 due to groin injury in training camp, September, 1997. Missed majority of 1997-98 and 1998-99 due to back injury vs. Boston on December 27, 1997.
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It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy.  Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.

— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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