Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darren Banks
Darren Banks was undrafted following his collegiate career at tiny Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The bruiser came to the attention of the professional hockey world with his penalty-filled performances in the IHL.

He signed as a free agent with Calgary, but the Flames never brought him up to the big club and his contract expired. The Bruins then signed Banks and he was recalled for a handful of games in both 1992-93 and 1993-94, but his performances obviously were not impressive enough because the Bruins let him go. His time was punctuated by his tough-guy reputation as he averaged nearly four penalty minutes per game, dishing out black and blue marks with Boston.

Since then, Banks has never made it back to the NHL but has continued to play in a variety of minor pro leagues, from the Colonial to the I to the British League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Leamington Flyers ON-Jr.C 5 1 3 4 18
1984-1986
1986-87 Brock University OUAA 24 5 3 8 82
1987-88 Brock University OUAA 26 10 11 21 110
1988-89 Brock University OUAA 26 19 14 33 88
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 6 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 10
1989-90 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 2 0 1 1 0
1989-90 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 52 25 22 47 258
1990-91 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 56 9 7 16 286 3 0 1 1 6
1991-92 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 55 5 5 10 303
1992-93 Boston Bruins NHL 16 2 1 3 64 +5
1992-93 Providence Bruins AHL 43 9 5 14 199 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 1 1 9 0
1993-94 Providence Bruins AHL 41 6 3 9 189
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 20 3 2 5 65
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 12 1 2 3 38
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 2 0 0 0 19
1994-95 Detroit Falcons ColHL 22 9 10 19 51 12 3 5 8 59
1995-96 Detroit Falcons ColHL 38 11 17 28 290
1995-96 Utica Blizzard ColHL 6 1 2 3 22
1995-96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 5 0 2 2 10 10 0 0 0 54
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 64 10 13 23 306 20 4 5 9 40
1997-98 Quebec Rafales IHL 4 0 1 1 9 -2
1997-98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 7 0 0 0 6 -5
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 59 16 14 30 175 +6 21 2 3 5 97
1998-99 Detroit Vipers IHL 58 6 12 18 296 +10 3 0 0 0 35
1999-00 London Knights BH-Cup 3 0 2 2 16
1999-00 London Knights Britain 23 8 2 10 101
1999-00 Port Huron Border Cats UHL 17 3 5 8 12 0
2000-01 Knoxville Speed UHL 20 4 7 11 50
2000-01 Port Huron Border Cats UHL 4 0 0 0 4
2000-01 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 8 0 1 1 36
NHL Totals 20 2 2 4 73


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, December 12, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 16, 1992.
Played w/ RHI's Anaheim Bullfrogs in 1995 (17-13-8-21-86) and 1996 (9-1-4-5-46); Long Island Jawz in 1996 (4-2-1-3-21)