Darren Haydar - Athlete (Ice Hockey) - Class of 2019
Darren Haydar began to turn heads in his third season with the Milton Merchants, setting league records with 71 goals and 140 points.
With back to back league titles and a Dudley Hewitt Cup in hand, Darren left Milton for the University of New Hampshire, where after just one season, the NHL's Nashville Predators selected him in the 1999 Entry Draft. Darren became a surefire star in New Hampshire - 78 points in 40 games in his final season.
The crafty winger would go on to lead both the Milwaukee Admirals and the Chicago Wolves to Calder Cup titles. Along the way, he featured in 23 NHL games for Nashville, Atlanta and Colorado.
Darren continued to excel in Europe for several seasons following his departure from the AHL in 2013.
Numerous AHL records and accolades are paired with his name - Rookie of the Year, All-Star, League Scoring Champion and League MVP. The stick and puck he used to break the longest AHL scoring streak of all-time is preserved in the Hockey Hall of Fame.