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.