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Darren Haydar
Darren Haydar
Right Wing
Number: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 22, 1979
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Drafted: NSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (248th overall)
Is the American Hockey League’s all-time playoff scoring leader with 135 points (59g/76a) in 105 postseason contests… His 59 goals and 76 assists are also the most in AHL playoff history…Has tallied 536 points (201g/335a) in 496 regular season AHL contests…Was the 2007 AHL MVP, 2003 AHL Rookie of the Year, and holds the league record for the longest point streak at 39 games…Has been a member of two Calder Cup championship teams. 2008-09: Spent the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he led the team and finished sixth in the AHL with 80 points (31g/49a)…Also paced the Griffins in goals, assists and power-play goals (16)…Added 11 points (4g/7a) in 10 playoff contests. 2007-08: Appeared in 16 games with the Atlanta Thrashers, recording eight points (1g/7a)…Scored his first NHL goal and added his first assist on Oct. 13 vs. New Jersey (Martin Brodeur)…Spent the second half of the season with the Chicago Wolves (AHL), where he helped the team to the Calder Cup championship…Shared the league lead with 12 goals in 24 postseason games, and tied for third among playoff scorers with 27 points…Totaled 58 points (19g/39a) in 51 regular season games. 2006-07: Earned the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s MVP and captured the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the AHL’s top scorer after collecting 122 points (41g/81a) in 73 games with Chicago…Named to the AHL First All-Star Team…Led the league in assists and points and finished in a tie for third in goals…Opened the season by recording a point in each of his first 39 games, the longest scoring streak in the 71-year history of the AHL…Averaged better than two points per game (24g/55a) during the three-month streak…Officially broke the AHL record on Dec. 23, 2006, when he picked up a point for the 32nd straight game…Was voted to the starting lineup for the Canadian team at the 2007 RBK Hockey AHL All-Star Classic…Led all playoff scorers with 24 points (10g/14a) in 15 playoff contests…Tied for the postseason lead in goals and ranked second in assists (14-tie)… Saw action in four games with the Atlanta Thrashers. 2005-06: Appeared in 80 games with Milwaukee (AHL)…Led the team and finished fifth in the league with 92 points (35g/57a)…Skated in 21 playoff contests and led the league in goals (18) and points (35) while tying for third in assists (17). 2004-05: Recorded 50 points (24g/26a) in 59 games with Milwaukee. 2003-04: Shared the team lead with 59 points (22g/37a) in 79 games with Milwaukee…Led all postseason scorers in goals (11) and points (26) in 22 contests as the Admirals captured their first Calder Cup. 2002-03: Captured the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding rookie with Milwaukee…Was also named to the AHL All-Rookie Team after notching 75 points (29g/46a) in 75 games… Made his NHL debut on Nov. 17 at Chicago and appeared in two games for the Nashville Predators. 2001-02: Named Hockey East Player of the Year during his senior season at the University of New Hampshire…Totaled 76 points (31g/45a) in 40 contests…Was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, earned Hockey East First Team All-Star laurels and was named to the AHCA All-American East First Team…Finished his UNH career second on the school’s all-time scoring chart in goals (102) and third in both assists (117) and points (219). 2000-01: Totaled 41 points (18g/23a) in 39 contests during his junior campaign at New Hampshire. 1999-00: Recorded 41 points (22g/19a) in 39 games to garner Hockey East Second Team All-Star honors. 1998-99: Named Hockey East Rookie of the Year and was selected to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team after notching 61 points (31g/30a) in 41 contests as a freshman at UNH…Was Nashville’s 15th selection (248th overall) in the 1999 Entry Draft.
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