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Darren Van Impe

Darren Van Impe  #29

Defenseman
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: May 18, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: NYI / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (170th overall)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1993, 1994) Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders for Anaheim's 8th round choice (Mike Broda) in 1995 Entry Draft, August 31, 1994. Claimed on waivers by Boston from Anaheim, November 26, 1997. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Detroit, December 23, 2000. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Boston, August 7, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Florida from NY Rangers, December 18, 2001. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida for NY Islanders' 5th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Brady Murray) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 19, 2002. Signed to a tryout (PTO) contract by Syracuse (AHL), January 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, January 20, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany), July 7, 2003.
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I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie