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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.
Quote of the Day

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday