Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darren Haydar
Darren Haydar was born October 22, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario. The 15th choice, 248th overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Haydar is a former member of the Milton Merchants and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

The Toronto, Ontario native spent four seasons at New Hampshire where he was an offensive force leading his team in scoring three out of his four years and ending his collegiate career with 102G and 219PTS. Haydar earned Second Team Hockey East honors and was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in his freshman year before earning Second Team Hockey East honors once again the following year as well as being named to the New England Division I All-Star Team.

In his senior year with the UNH, Haydar was named an NCAA First Team All-American and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award after leading the nation in scoring (31G-45A-76PTS). The Hockey East Player of the Year, Hockey East All-Tournament MVP, Hockey East All-Conference First Team member and the Hockey East All-Tournament Team member, Haydar ended his career at UNH ranked second all-time in goals (102) and third all-time in points (219).

The 2002-03 season marked Haydars first as professional and marked his NHL debut with the Predators. Even though he saw his first NHL action, Haydar spent the majority of his first professional season with the team's AHL affiliate in Milwaukee registering 75 points (29-46-75) in 75 games.

Haydar would continue to hone his skills in the AHL with Milwaukee and became one of the leagues bright young stars. In 2005-06, Haydar tallied 92 points (35-57-92) before he was signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers in the summer of 2006.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Milton Merchants ON-Jr.A 6 1 2 3 4
1996-97 Milton Merchants ON-Jr.A 51 32 68 100 68
1997-98 Milton Merchants ON-Jr.A 51 71 69 140 65
1998-99 U. of New Hampshire H-East 41 31 30 61 34
1999-00 U. of New Hampshire H-East 38 22 19 41 42
2000-01 U. of New Hampshire H-East 39 18 23 41 38
2001-02 U. of New Hampshire H-East 40 31 45 76 28
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 29 46 75 36 +17 6 1 4 5 2
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 79 22 37 59 35 +15 22 11 15 26 10
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 59 24 26 50 42 +9 7 3 4 7 14
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 80 35 57 92 50 -2 21 18 17 35 18
2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 41 81 122 55 +24 15 10 14 24 14
2007-08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 16 1 7 8 2 +4
2007-08 Chicago Wolves AHL 51 19 39 58 52 +5 24 12 15 27 8
2008-09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 79 31 49 80 26 -22 10 4 7 11 4
2009-10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 66 23 41 64 60 -13
2010-11 Chicago Wolves AHL 77 27 47 74 60 +7
2011-12 Chicago Wolves AHL 70 21 36 57 32 +9 5 4 4 8 0
2012-13 Chicago Wolves AHL 71 20 37 57 58 +12
2013-14 EHC Red Bull Munchen Germany 44 13 22 35 22 2 1 1 2 12
2014-15 Medvescak Zagreb (CRO) KHL 4 0 1 1 0
2014-15 EC VSV Villach Austria 45 23 21 44 26 5 1 0 1 20
2015-16 Lausitzer Fuchse Weisswasser German-2 42 21 16 37 60
NHL Totals 23 1 7 8 2


OPJHL First All-Star Team (1998)
OPJHL Player of the Year (1998)
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1999, 2000)
Hockey East Rookie of the Year (1999)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (2002)
Hockey East Player of the Year (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (2003) AHL First All-Star Team (2007) John P. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL - Top Scorer) (2007) Les Cunningham Award (AHL - MVP) (2007) AHL Second All-Star Team (2009, 2011)
Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 23, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), July 29, 2010.
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