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Darren Lynch
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams ECHL
South Carolina Stingrays
Las Vegas Wranglers
AHL
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 7 1983 (1983-07-07) (age 33),
Regina, SK, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 20042006


Darren Lynch (born July 7, 1983) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. After a major junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Vancouver Giants, Lynch retired after a brief pro minor league career in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.

Playing careerEdit

Lynch played minor hockey in his hometown with the Regina Pat Canadians. In 1998–99, he debuted with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the major junior Western Hockey League (WHL), appearing in one game. In 2001–02, Lynch joined the Vancouver Giants. Undrafted by an NHL team, he was signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames on September 27, 2002.[1] He remained in the WHL for two more season and recorded a junior career-high upon being signed, tallying 82 points in 70 games with the Giants in 2002–03. His 53 assists was a Giants' franchise record until Casey Pierro-Zabotel broke it in 2008–09. As of the completion of the 2007–08 WHL season, Lynch is in third place among all-time Giants scorers with 202 points in 213 games.

After completing his final season in the juniors in 2003–04, Lynch joined the Las Vegas Wranglers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and recorded 29 points in 54 games during his professional rookie season. The following year, he split the 2005–06 campaign with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the American Hockey League (AHL), as well as the Las Vegas Wranglers and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL before retiring at the end of the season.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 1 0 0 0 2
1999–2000 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 50 3 5 8 19
2000–01 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 27 4 4 8 9 5 0 1 1 14
2001–02 Vancouver Giants WHL 72 30 31 61 51
2002–03 Vancouver Giants WHL 70 29 53 82 44 4 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Vancouver Giants WHL 71 22 37 59 51 11 5 4 9 6
2004–05 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 54 15 14 29 26
2005–06 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 4 0 2 2 6
2005–06 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 44 7 6 13 30
2005–06 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 13 7 7 14 14 6 0 7 7 6
ECHL totals 111 29 27 56 70 6 0 7 7 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. Darren Lynch Notes. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-11-14.

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