July 18, 1983 |
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL Draft||72nd overall, 2001
New Jersey Devils
111th overall, 2003
Darren (Brandon) Nolan (born July 18, 1983) is a retired ice hockey centre, who last played for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. He is the son of former NHL player and NHL coach Ted Nolan. His brother Jordan Nolan plays for the Los Angeles Kings.
Nolan was called up from the Albany River Rats on December 21, 2007 due to Hurricanes forward Chad LaRose being placed on injured reserve. In his first NHL game versus Tampa Bay, Nolan earned his first NHL point with an assist on an Andrew Ladd goal in the first period. On December 28, he was reassigned back to the River Rats. Since that time, he has been sent back to Albany and recalled multiple times to fill in roster spots on the Hurricanes as injuries have been taking their toll on the team.
|2006–07||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||40||9||13||22||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Växjö Lakers HC||Swe-1||19||6||10||16||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Albany River Rats||AHL||48||22||26||48||72||—||—||—||—||—|
Since his retirement from hockey Nolan has been involved in charity and other work:
- advisor for community and client relations with Ishkonigan Incorporated, an alternative dispute resolution firm in Akwesasne, Ontario
- hockey scout with the Rochester Americans
- Research analyst with the Assembly of First Nations
- co-founder and director of business development with 3NOLANS, a First Nations hockey school
- vice-president of Ted Nolan Foundation based in Garden River, Ontario
Nolan attended Durham College and graduated with an advanced diploma in Business Administration and Marketing.
- "Darren (Brandon) Nolan". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved July 1, 2011.