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Born April 24, 1960 (1960-04-24) (age 49),
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Pro clubs AHL
Hershey Bears
Newmarket Saints
Moncton Hawks
Washington Capitals
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1980
Washington Capitals
Career 1980 – 1992

Darren William Veitch (born April 24, 1960 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a retired former professional ice hockey player whose career was beset by injuries. He won a Memorial Cup with the Regina Pats in 1980 to cap off a stellar junior career. He played 511 career NHL games for the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, and was once named The Hockey News's "Comeback Player of the Year" after badly injuring his arm falling through a glass coffee table after slipping at home on one of his children's toys. He was often unfairly compared to Paul Coffey, a fellow defenceman selected immediately after him in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He played his last NHL game in 1991 and bounced around the minor leagues before finally retiring in 1999, and now enjoys recreational roller hockey at the Castle Sports Club in Phoenix, AZ.

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