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Darren Eliot

Darren Eliot
Born (1961-11-26) November 26, 1961
Milton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 115th overall, 1980
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1984–1989

Darren Joseph Eliot (born November 26, 1961 in Milton, Ontario) is a Canadian sports broadcaster and a former professional ice hockey goaltender.

Playing career

College

Eliot graduated from Cornell University in 1983 with a degree in agricultural economics, having been elected to the Sphinx Head Society during his Senior year. He earned membership into the Red Key Society for students exemplifying excellence in academics and athletics. With the Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey team, he was a two-time All-Ivy selection and was named an All-American as a senior. He was inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.

NHL career

Eliot was drafted in the sixth round, 115th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Eliot played in the National Hockey League with the Kings, Detroit Red Wings, and Buffalo Sabres. Eliot played in 89 games and accumulated a record of 25–41–12.

International career

Eliot represented Team Canada at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Post-playing career

On September 12, 2014, it was announced that Eliot was named the new Director of Minor Hockey Operations for Little Caesars Amateur Hockey. In his new role, Eliot will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Little Caesars AAA hockey program and the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL), along with serving as the organization's representative to USA Hockey, the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) and the High Performance Hockey League (HPHL).[1]

Broadcasting career

Eliot currently works as an in-studio analyst for Fox Sports Detroit's coverage of the Detroit Red Wings. He also contributes as an online columnist for Sports Illustrated. Previously, he worked as a national color analyst for Versus as well as locally for the Atlanta Thrashers telecasts on Fox Sports South and SportSouth. He also does occasional work for the Big Ten Network.

Career statistics

Regular season

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1979–80 Cornell University ECAC 26 14 8 0 1362 94 0 4.14
1980–81 Cornell University ECAC 18 8 7 0 912 52 1 3.42
1981–82 Cornell University ECAC 7 1 3 0 338 25 0 4.44
1982–83 Cornell University ECAC 26 13 10 3 1606 100 1 3.74
1983–84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 7 4 1 0 365 30 0 4.93 .862
1984–85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 33 12 11 6 1882 137 0 4.37 .855
1985–86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 5 17 3 1481 121 0 4.90 .849
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 3 1 2 0 180 19 0 6.33 .830
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 24 8 13 2 1404 103 1 4.40 .851
1986–87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 4 2 2 0 239 15 0 3.77 .878
1987–88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 0 1 97 9 0 5.57 .839
1987–88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 43 23 11 7 2445 136 0 3.34 .903
1988–89 Rochester Americans AHL 23 8 6 2 969 59 0 3.65 .871
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 67 7 0 6.27 .837
NHL Totals 89 25 41 12 4931 377 1 4.59 .851

Post season

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA
1979–80 Cornell University ECAC 5 3 2 300 20 0 4.00
1980–81 Cornell University ECAC 3 1 1 119 7 0 2.33
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 1 0 1 60 4 0 4.00
1986–87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 40 7 0 10.50
1987–88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 10 4 6 614 45 0 4.40
NHL Totals 1 0 0 40 7 0 10.50

Awards and honors

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1982–83
AHCA East All-American 1982–83

References

  1. ^ DiFilippo, Alex (September 12, 2014). "Darren Eliot named Little Caesars Amateur Hockey Director of Minor Hockey Operations".  

External links

  • Darren Eliot's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Darren Eliot @ hockeygoalies.org
  • Article mentioning his participation in the 1984 Winter Olympics
  • Archive of writing for Sports Illustrated and biography
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Greg Moffett
ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
1980
Succeeded by
Kurt Kleinendorst
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