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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

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4