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Darren Eliot
Born November 26, 1961 (1961-11-26) (age 48),

Milton, ON, CAN

Height

Weight

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)

Position Goaltender
Played for Los Angeles Kings

Detroit Red Wings

Buffalo Sabres

Ntl. 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 sports broadcaster and a former professional ice hockey goaltender.


CollegeEdit

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 careerEdit

He 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. He played in 89 games and accumulated a record of 25–41–12.

International careerEdit

Darren played for Team Canada in the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Broadcasting careerEdit

He currently works as the game analyst for SportSouth telecasts of Atlanta Thrashers games, and has also become a popular commentator for The NHL on Versus. He also contributes as an online columnist for Sports Illustrated.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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

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