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Darren Haydar
Darren Haydar Lake Erie
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
AHL Team
F. Teams
Chicago Wolves
Milwaukee Admirals
Grand Rapids Griffins
Lake Erie Monsters
NHL
Nashville Predators
Atlanta Thrashers
Colorado Avalanche
Nationality CAN
Born October 22 1979 (1979-10-22) (age 37),
Milton, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 248th overall, 1999
Nashville Predators
Pro Career 2002 – present


Darren Haydar (born October 22, 1979 in Milton, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Prior to turning professional Haydar played two years with the Milton Merchants of the Junior A Ontario Provincial Hockey League, where he established league records for goals (71) and points (140) in a season. He then spent four years (1998–2002) for the University of New Hampshire, scoring 219 points with 102 goals. In 2002 he was named a First Team All-American and was Hockey East Player of the Year.

He was drafted 248th overall by Nashville Predators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. On September 11, 2002, Haydar signed a three-year entry level contract with the Predators.[1] He spent almost all of his Predators career at their farm team as a standout with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League, only playing twice for the Predators, both in the 2002–03 NHL season. He helped the Admirals win the Calder Cup in the 2003–04 season.

Haydar was signed by the Atlanta Thrashers as a Free Agent on July 4, 2006.[2] He was assigned to affiliate the Chicago Wolves for the 2006–07 season. On December 23, 2006, Haydar picked up a point in his 32nd consecutive game, breaking the record for the longest AHL scoring streak. The stick used by Haydar as well as the hockey puck involved in the record-breaking point were preserved in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. He went on to notch a point in 39 consecutive games, tallying 79 points during the streak.[3] At seasons end Haydar finished with 122 points in 73 games. He was named in the AHL's First All-Star Team and won the Les Cunningham Award for being the AHL's most valuable player.[4]

In the 2007–08 season, Haydar again was relied heavily upon with the Wolves, and was instrumental in helping the Wolves win the Calder Cup, his second. Darren also played as a reserve forward with the Thrashers and scored his first NHL goal on October 13, 2007, against Martin Brodeur in a 6-5 loss to the New Jersey Devils.[5]

For the 2008–09 season, Haydar was signed by the Detroit Red Wings on July 23, 2008.[6] He was assigned to and named captain of affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins, leading the Griffins in scoring with 80 points in 79 games. As a result was named in the 2008–09 AHL's Second All-Star Team.[7]

On July 4, 2009, Haydar was signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.[8] Haydar was re-assigned by the Avalanche to affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, prior to the 2009–10 season. While leading the Monsters in scoring, Darren was named to play in the 2010 AHL All-Star game but missed the game due to injury.[9] Upon his return Haydar was recalled by the injury hit Avalanche on February 10, 2010.[10] He made his Avalanche debut and played his first NHL game since 2007 on the same day in a 4-3 overtime win against the Thrashers.[11] Haydar was returned to the Monsters and in the last game of the season he recorded an assist, to become the 43rd player in history to reach 600 points.[12]

A free agent at seasons end, Haydar signed an AHL contract to return to the team he formerly captained, the Chicago Wolves on July 28, 2010.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Milton Merchants OPJHL 6 1 2 3 4
1996–97 Milton Merchants OPJHL 51 32 68 100 68
1997–98 Milton Merchants OPJHL 51 71 69 140 65
1998–99 U. of New Hampshire HE 41 31 30 61 34
1999–00 U. of New Hampshire HE 38 22 19 41 42
2000–01 U. of New Hampshire HE 39 18 23 41 38
2001–02 U. of New Hampshire HE 40 31 45 76 28
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 29 46 75 36 6 1 4 5 2
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 79 22 37 59 35 22 11 15 26 10
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 24 26 50 42 7 3 4 7 14
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 80 35 57 92 50 21 18 17 35 18
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 41 81 122 55 15 10 14 24 14
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 51 19 39 58 52 24 12 15 27 8
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 1 7 8 2
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 79 31 49 80 26 10 4 7 11 4
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 66 23 41 64 60
2009–10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 77 27 47 74 60
NHL totals 23 1 7 8 2
AHL totals 639 251 423 674 416 105 59 76 135 70

Awards & achievementsEdit

OPJHL
Award Year(s)
First All-Star Team 1998
Player of the Year 1998
HE
Award Year(s)
Rookie of the Year 1999
Second All-Star Team 1999, 2000
First All-Star Team 2002
Player of the Year 2002

AHL
Award Year(s)
All-Rookie Team 2003
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year) 2003
First All-Star Team 2007
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Top Scorer) 2007
Les Cunningham Award (MVP) 2007
Second All-Star Team 2009, 2011[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Preds sign their '99th ninth-round draft pick. ESPN (2002-09-11). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  2. Thrashers sign Braithwaite, Krog and Haydar. Atlanta Thrashers (2006-07-04). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  3. Haydar ends streak. ChiTown Daily News (2007-01-09). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  4. Chicago's Haydar named AHL MVP. mysportsbook (2007-04-13). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  5. Devils score in final minute to vault past winless Thrashers. CBS Sports (2007-10-13). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  6. Haydar, Oulahen sign one-year deals. Detroit Red Wings (2008-07-23). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  7. Haydar named to AHL second team. Detroit Red Wings (2009-04-02). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  8. Haydar signs with Avs to give NHL 'one last chance'. Milton Canadian Champion (2009-07-08). Retrieved on 2009-07-30.
  9. Darren Haydar named to AHL All-Star Team. The Plain Dealer (2009-12-29). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  10. Avs O'Reilly a game time decision. Denver Post (2010-02-10). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  11. Cumiskey OT hero as Avs rally for win. CBS Sports (2010-02-10). Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  12. Haydar hits 600 in season finale. AHL (2010-04-11). Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  13. Former Captain and League MVP Haydar returns to Chicago. Chicago Wolves (2010-07-28). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
  14. 2010–11 First and Second All-Stars named. AHL.com (2011-03-31). Retrieved on 2011-03-31.

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