Darren Durdle

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Darren Durdle
Born (1963-08-15) August 15, 1963 (age 54)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shot Right
Played for Nottingham Panthers
Peterborough Pirates
Bracknell Bees
Blackburn Hawks
Durham Wasps
Eisbären Berlin
Cardiff Devils
Playing career 1982–2000

Darren Durdle (born August 15, 1963) is a retired Canadian-born professional ice hockey player. Durdle was born in Gimli, Manitoba; although Durdle also holds British citizenship.

Durdle began his career playing in Canada's major junior Western Hockey League's 1982–83 season. During that season he played for both the Lethbridge Broncos and the Prince Albert Raiders.[1] During the summer of 1985, Durdle received a scholarship for Brandon University. As a result, he played for the Canadian interuniversity ice hockey team the Brandon Bobcats.[1] Durdle played there throughout the 1985–86, 1986–87 and 1987–88 seasons.

After completing his studies, Durdle moved to the United Kingdom where he played for the Nottingham Panthers during the British Premier Division's 1988–89 season.[1] Durdle continued spent eight seasons playing for various British ice hockey teams until he signed for the Berlin based ice hockey team the Berlin Polar Bears. Following three season in Germany, Durdle finally returned to the UK where he played for the Great British ice hockey team, and then for the Welsh team the Cardiff Devils.[1][2]

Nationality[edit]

Durdle received British citizenship whilst playing in the United Kingdom.[2] He played for the Great British ice hockey team during the 1995–95, 1997–98, 1998–99 and 1999–2000 seasons.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Durdle was named as Nottingham Panther's first team all-star for the 1988–89 season. Durdle was a member of the British Premier Division's all-star team during the 1990–91 and 1991–92 seasons.[1] He was also part of the World Championship's Pool B all-star team during the 1998–99 season.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "eurohockey.net". Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b de:Darren Durdle, Retrieved March 19, 2010[better source needed]
  3. ^ "azhockey.com". Retrieved March 19, 2010.