Darren Langdon

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Darren Langdon
Born (1971-01-08) January 8, 1971 (age 46)
Deer Lake, NL, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers (19942000)
Carolina Hurricanes (20002002)
Vancouver Canucks (2002–2003)
Montreal Canadiens (2003–2004)
New Jersey Devils (2005–2006)
Playing career 1992–2006

Darren Michael Langdon (born January 8, 1971) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional player. He was undrafted but signed his first pro contract in 1993 with the New York Rangers. After retiring from the NHL, Langdon coached a former team, the Corner Brook Royals of the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League, until the team folded in the summer of 2016.[1]

Career[edit]

Langdon began his pro career with the Dayton Bombers of the ECHL, where he holds the record for most penalty minutes in a season. He then played with Binghamton Rangers of the AHL, the farm team for the New York Rangers.

Langdon is best known for his hockey fighting ability. He has been described[by whom?] as an experienced and enduring hockey fighter who is at his best during the second half of the fight.[citation needed]

Langdon played in 521 NHL games, which was the most by any Newfoundlander.[2][3] His NHL totals were 16 goals and 23 assists for 39 points and 1,251 penalties in minutes, with more than half coming in fighting majors. He played for the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks. Langdon was selected in 1996 and 1997 as winner of the Rangers' Players’ Player Award, voted on by his teammates.

He played several seasons with the Western Royals of the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League before becoming the team's coach[citation needed]. Langdon has also played with the Deer Lake Red Wings of the WCSHL and played one season with the Summerside Western Capitals in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. He played for and coached Deer Lake during the 2004-05 NHL lockout and helped the club to a Herder Memorial Trophy.

In 2014, Langdon retired from the senior hockey circuit at age 43 after eight seasons with Deer Lake and Corner Brook as a player to move behind the bench as coach of the Corner Brook Royals.[4]

In 2015, Langdon was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame.[5]

Personal Life[edit]

Langdon married his high school sweetheart, Jillian, in 1997.[6] They have four children, three of them being triplets. The Langdons resides in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, where Darren coaches his sons Drew & Brett high school hockey team, the Elwood Regional High Lakers[citation needed]. He is also the Minor Hockey coach for their midget team.[7] In 2007, Langdon stood for nomination as the Progressive Conservative candidate in a February 2007 by-election in the Humber Valley district.[8] He opened Langer's, a popular bar decorated with his hockey memorabilia in Deer Lake.[citation needed] There are 17 Langdons in the Deer Lake telephone listings; his father is from a family of 17, his mother, a clan of 13.[9]

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