November 26, 1961|
Milton, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings|
Detroit Red Wings
115th overall, 1980|
Los Angeles Kings
Darren Joseph Eliot (born November 26, 1961) is a Canadian sports broadcaster and a former professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently serves as Vice President of Hockey Programming and Facility Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Eliot was born in Milton, Ontario. He 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.
Eliot 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. Eliot played in 89 games and accumulated a record of 25–41–12.
Detroit Red Wings
On September 12, 2014, it was announced that Eliot was named the new Director of Minor Hockey Operations for Little Caesars Amateur Hockey. In his new role, Eliot will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Little Caesars AAA hockey program and the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL), along with serving as the organization's representative to USA Hockey, the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) and the High Performance Hockey League (HPHL).
Vegas Golden Knights
On February 13, 2019, it was announced that Eliot was named Vice President of Hockey Programming and Facility Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights. He will also oversee the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights program as the club's executive director.
Eliot worked as an in-studio analyst for Fox Sports Detroit's coverage of the Detroit Red Wings. He also contributes as an online columnist for Sports Illustrated. Previously, he worked as a national color analyst for Versus as well as locally for the Atlanta Thrashers telecasts on Fox Sports South and SportSouth. He also does occasional work for the Big Ten Network. Eliot served as the Ice Level Reporter for the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals on NBC Sports Radio.
|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|
|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|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1982–83|||
|AHCA East All-American||1982–83|||
- DiFilippo, Alex (September 12, 2014). "Darren Eliot named Little Caesars Amateur Hockey Director of Minor Hockey Operations". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
- "Darren Eliot Named VP, Hockey Programming And Facility Operations Of VGK". NHL.com. February 13, 2019. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
- "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- Darren Eliot career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Darren Eliot @ hockeygoalies.org
- Article mentioning his participation in the 1984 Winter Olympics
- Archive of writing for Sports Illustrated and biography
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
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