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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

For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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