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Darren Veitch

Darren Veitch

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1960
BIRTHPLACE: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
DRAFTED: WSH / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
WHL First All-Star Team (1980) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1980) AHL Second All-Star Team (1990) Governors' Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman IHL) (1994) Missed majority of 1982-83 due to collarbone injury vs. Vancouver, October 28, 1982. Traded to Detroit by Washington for John Barrett and Greg Smith, March 10, 1986. Traded to Toronto by Detroit for Miroslav Frycer, June 10, 1988. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto for Keith Osborne, March 5, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix (WCHL), October 6, 1997. Retired in 1996-97 to work as colour analyst on Phoenix Roadrunners television broadcasts.
Quote of the Day

It's a moment that I've thought about for a very long time. It definitely feels great to get it out of the way. I couldn't have dreamed a better situation. I'm so thankful for this.

— Flames forward Sam Bennett after scoring his first career NHL goal in a Game 3 win vs. the Canucks