Scott Darling (ice hockey)

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Scott Darling
Scott Darling - Chicago Blackhawks.jpg
Darling with the Chicago Blackhawks in December 2014
Born (1988-12-22) December 22, 1988 (age 26)
Newport News, VA, USA
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg; 16 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 153rd overall, 2007
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2010–present

Scott Darling (born December 22, 1988) is an American ice hockey goaltender currently under contract to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the sixth round (153rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Darling attended the University of Maine where he played two seasons of NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey with the Maine Black Bears men's ice hockey team.[1]

Professional[edit]

In the 2013–14 season, Darling enjoyed his most successful AHL season earning 13 wins in 26 games with the Milwaukee Admirals.[2]

On July 1, 2014, the Chicago Blackhawks signed Darling as a free agent to his first NHL contract on a one-year deal.[3] Darling made his NHL debut on October 26, 2014, starting in goal against the Ottawa Senators, making 32 saves in the 2–1 win.[4][5] Darling became the first former Southern Professional Hockey League player to play in an NHL game.[6]

On November 1, 2014, it was announced that Darling had been reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs following Corey Crawford's recovery from an upper-body injury.[7] He was recalled two weeks later, on November 15, 2014.[8]

On February 22, 2015, Darling was taken from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, and placed onto the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL, replacing Antti Raanta as goaltender, whom was placed onto Rockford. The Blackhawks also signed a two-year contract with Darling.[9]

Personal[edit]

After suffering from alcoholism and social anxiety, Darling gave up alcohol in 2011.[10][11]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT Min GA SO GAA SV% GP W L Min GA SO GAA SV%
2005–06 North Iowa Outlaws NAHL 8 2 4 0 405 28 0 4.15 .888
2006–07 North Iowa Outlaws NAHL 1 0 0 0 15 3 0 12.00 .786
2006–07 Capital District Selects EJHL 22 9 9 3 1,242 70 1 3.38 .924
2007–08 Indiana Ice USHL 42 27 10 2 2,391 121 1 3.04 .908 3 1 2 179 11 0 3.69 .889
2008–09 University of Maine HE 27 10 14 3 1,566 72 3 2.76 .895
2009–10 University of Maine HE 27 15 6 3 1,511 78 0 3.10 .895
2010–11 Louisiana IceGators SPHL 30 6 22 0 1,598 102 0 3.83 .892
2011–12 Mississippi RiverKings SPHL 35 15 17 1 2,055 100 1 2.92 .905 1 0 1 59 5 0 5.12 .762
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 1 0 1 0 58 5 0 5.14 .773
2011–12 Wichita Thunder CHL 1 0 1 0 60 4 0 4.01 .840
2012–13 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 32 13 12 4 1,819 85 2 2.80 .907
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 0.00 1.000
2013–14 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 26 13 6 2 1,347 45 6 2.00 .933
2013–14 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 6 4 1 1 368 16 0 2.61 .916
AHL totals 27 13 6 3 1,372 45 6 1.97 .933

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royals Sign Goaltender Scott Darling". OurSportsCentral.com. 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Scott Darling nets shutout in first start between pipes for Admirals". jsonline.com. 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Blackhawks agree to terms with three". Chicago Blackhawks. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  4. ^ Hedger, Brian. "Blackhawks to start rookie goaltender vs. Senators". http://www.nhl.com/. National Hockey League. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ottawa Senators at Chicago Blackhawks - 10/26/2014". http://www.nhl.com/. National Hockey League. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Former SPHL Goaltender Scott Darling Win NHL Debut". http://www.thesphl.com/. Southern Professional Hockey League. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Myers, Tracey (November 1, 2014). "Blackhawks updates: Crawford starts, Darling reassigned". CSN Chicago. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Blackhawks recall Darling, assign Raanta". Chicago Blackhawks. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Blackhawks recall goalie Darling, send down Raanta". ChicagoBlackhawks.com. February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ Sal Barry (2014-12-23). "An Interview with Goalie Scott Darling of the Chicago Blackhawks". Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  11. ^ Ken Campbell (2014-11-17). "After overcoming his demons, Scott Darling wants to make mark on the NHL". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 

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