Darren Rumble (ice hockey)

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Darren Rumble
Born (1969-01-23) January 23, 1969 (age 49)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Ottawa Senators
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1987
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1989–2005

Darren William Rumble (born January 23, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. Rumble played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, but played most of his career with various minor league teams. In 2003–04 season Rumble spent majority of the season in the NHL, played only 5 games for Tampa Bay. Rumble spent most of the season as a healthy reserve. Tampa Bay Lightning still had his name inscribed on the Stanley Cup even though he did not officially qualify. The following year he played a handful of games for the Lightnings' AHL Affiliate Springfield Falcons before retiring and becoming assistant coach of the team. Rumble later became head coach of the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL), holding the position until January 2010. In 2013, assistant coach for the Icelandic National hockey team in the IIHF Hockey World Championship Div.II in Croatia.

Playing career[edit]

Rumble was selected 20th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Rumble turned professional with the Hershey Bears in 1989–90. He played three seasons with the Bears, managing three games with the Flyers. He was selected in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He played two seasons with Ottawa, before returning to the AHL with the Prince Edward Island Senators. In 1995, he became the property of the Flyers for the second time, and mostly played for their affiliates the Hershey Bears and the Philadelphia Phantoms. He did manage 15 games in the NHL.

In 1997, he left North America to play one season for the Mannheim Eagles in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. After that season, Rumble would spend the following seven seasons with various AHL and IHL teams, with occasional callups to NHL clubs St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning, including five games with the Lightning in the 2003–04 season for which the club won the Stanley Cup. His final playing season was with Springfield in 2004–05, becoming their assistant coach as a mid-season replacement. Over his career, Rumble played 193 career NHL games, scoring 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2007, he joined the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL as an assistant coach. In July 2008, the Tampa Bay Lightning named Rumble Head Coach of their AHL affiliate the Norfolk Admirals replacing Steve Stirling. On January 12, 2010, he was fired by the Lightning. He subsequently became an assistant coach for the Seattle Thunderbirds. In July 2013, he was named head coach of the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL).[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Kitchener Rangers OHL 64 11 32 43 44 4 0 1 1 9
1987–88 Kitchener Rangers OHL 55 15 50 65 64
1988–89 Kitchener Rangers OHL 46 11 29 40 25 5 1 0 1 2
1989–90 Hershey Bears AHL 57 2 13 15 31
1990–91 Hershey Bears AHL 73 6 35 41 48 3 0 5 5 2
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 1 0 1 0
1991–92 Hershey Bears AHL 79 12 54 66 118 6 0 3 3 2
1992–93 New Haven Senators AHL 2 1 0 1 0
1992–93 Ottawa Senators NHL 69 3 13 16 61
1993–94 Prince Edward Island Senators AHL 3 2 0 2 0
1993–94 Ottawa Senators NHL 70 6 9 15 116
1994–95 Prince Edward Island Senators AHL 70 7 46 53 77 11 0 6 6 4
1995–96 Hershey Bears AHL 58 13 37 50 83 5 0 0 0 6
1995–96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 0 0 4
1996–97 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 72 18 44 62 83 7 0 3 3 19
1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 10 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Mannheim Eagles DEL 21 2 7 9 18
1997–98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 46 7 22 29 47
1998–99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 53 6 22 28 44
1998–99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 10 1 4 5 10
1999–00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 29 3 10 13 20
1999–00 Worcester IceCats AHL 39 0 17 17 31 9 0 2 2 6
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 53 6 24 30 65 8 0 1 1 10
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 0 4 4 27
2001–02 Worcester IceCats AHL 60 3 29 32 48 3 0 4 4 2
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 5 17 22 18
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 19 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 5 2 0 2 6
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 10 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 193 10 26 36 216

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Preceded by
Kerry Huffman
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1987
Succeeded by
Claude Boivin