Darren Turcotte

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Darren Turcotte
Born (1968-03-02) March 2, 1968 (age 46)
Boston, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers (19881993)
Hartford Whalers (19931995)
Winnipeg Jets (1995–1996)
San Jose Sharks (19961997)
St. Louis Blues (1997–1998)
Nashville Predators (19982000)
NHL Draft 114th overall, 1986
New York Rangers
Playing career 1988–2000

Darren Turcotte (born March 2, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired professional ice hockey player. He is the former head coach of the Team USA inline hockey team.

Turcotte was drafted in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. He was selected in the sixth round number 114 overall.

Turcotte played with several teams in a NHL career that spanned twelve seasons.

After finishing his career with the Nashville Predators Turcotte stayed in middle Tennessee and founded the Southern Ice Lightning AAA Midget travelling team in Brentwood, TN.

Turcotte coached the Abitibi Eskimos (A Junior A Tier II team) of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2005–06.

For the 2006–07 season, Turcotte returned to where he played his junior hockey, in North Bay, Ontario and coach another NOJHL team the North Bay Skyhawks.

Darren Turcotte is also the current assistant coach of the Nipissing University Lakers Hockey Team in the OUA. Turcotte's experience as a coach and former NHLer has helped the Lakers in their in inaugural season in the OUA, to be a contending team ranked as high in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) rankings as 8th, especially spectacular considering the team is made up of largely first year players. He has 2 daughters Amanda and Kaylyn. He has a son Devan.

Legacy[edit]

  • Ranked No. 86 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
  • Son Devan is currently playing as a forward with the NOJHL Junior A North Bay Trappers, in his second year as a 19 year old. ( Formerly called Skyhawks, whom Darren is a former Head/Assistant Coach) {Brent Ogletree, Dec 31/2011}

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