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Daren Puppa

Daren Puppa

Goalie
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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Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals