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Canada Daren Puppa

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Database: 996 419 players
Last added: Donald Carlton
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jack Harvey 37 25 20 45
2. Macklin Celebrini 30 23 22 45
3. Ryan Walsh 33 13 31 44
4. Michael Emerson 36 21 21 42
5. Nicholas Moldenhauer 32 16 26 42
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
57
Height
6'4" / 193 cm
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Catches
R
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
1-time AHL First All-Star Team 1
1-time NCAA (East) Second All-American Team 1
1-time NHL Second All-Star Team 1

Brother: Derek Puppa
Cousin: Ralph Backstrom

Player Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1980-81 Kirkland Lake Blue Devils U18 B U18 B - - - - - - - - - |
1981-82 Kirkland Lake Legion 87s U18 GNML - - - - - - - - - |
1982-83 Kirkland Lake Legion 87s U18 GNML - - - - - - - - - |
1983-84 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 32 - 2.94 .900 - - - - - |
1984-85 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 32 - 2.56 .901 - - - - - |
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 - 3.15 .886 21 163 1 3-4-0 399 |
Rochester Americans AHL 20 - 4.34 .872 - - - - - |
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 - 4.24 .835 13 66 0 0-2-1 184 |
Rochester Americans AHL 57 - 2.80 .900 - - - - - | Playoffs 16 - 3.05 - - - - - -
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 - 4.19 .870 61 408 0 8-6-1 873 | Playoffs 3 - 4.70 .836 11 56 0 1-1-0 140
Rochester Americans AHL 26 - 2.76 .906 - - - - - | Playoffs 2 - 2.78 .898 - - - - -
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 - 3.37 .889 107 854 1 17-10-6 1 908 |
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 - 2.89 .903 156 1 454 1 31-16-6 3 241 | Playoffs 6 - 2.43 .922 15 177 0 2-4-0 370
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 38 - 3.38 .885 118 911 2 15-11-6 2 092 | Playoffs 2 - 7.42 .783 10 36 0 0-1-0 81
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 33 - 3.89 .878 114 818 0 11-14-4 1 757 |
Rochester Americans AHL 2 - 4.54 .830 - - - - - |
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 24 - 3.58 .890 78 628 0 11-5-4 1 306 |
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 - 2.26 .922 18 214 2 6-2-0 479 | Playoffs 1 - 3.00 .857 1 6 0 0-0-0 20
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 - 2.71 .899 165 1 472 4 22-33-6 3 653 |
1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 36 - 2.68 .905 90 856 1 14-19-2 2 013 |
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 57 - 2.46 .918 131 1 474 5 29-16-9 3 189 | Playoffs 4 - 4.85 .837 14 72 0 1-3-0 173
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 6 - 2.59 .907 14 136 0 1-1-2 325 |
Adirondack Red Wings AHL 1 - 2.90 .864 - - - - - |
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 - 2.72 .900 66 594 0 5-14-6 1 456 |
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 13 - 3.14 .906 33 317 2 5-6-1 691 |
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 - 4.58 .853 19 110 0 1-2-0 249 |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI | Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
AHL 5 106 - - - - - - - - | 2 18 - - .898 - - - - -
GNML 2 - - - - - - - - - | 0
NCAA 2 64 - - - - - - - - | 0
NHL 15 429 - 3.03 .897 1 204 10 475 19 179-161-54 23 815 | 5 16 - 3.90 .872 51 347 0 4-9-0 784
U18 B 1 - - - - - - - - - | 0
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04/02/2019 Return to ice special for former Sabres goalie Daren Puppa and his family BuffaloHockeyBeat.com
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1993, 2 #4 overall by Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL Expansion Draft

Drafted 1993, 1 #5 overall by Florida Panthers in the NHL Expansion Draft

Drafted 1982, 11 #154 overall by Belleville Bulls in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Tampa Bay Lightning

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