Darren Croft

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Template:Use Australian English Template:Infobox ice hockey player

Darren Croft (born 5 September 1981) is an Australian ice hockey player currently playing for the Melbourne Ice in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Playing career

Croft first played for the Melbourne Blackhawks of the Victorian Ice Hockey Association in 2000.[1] He continued to play for the Blackhawks until the end of the 2006 Victorian Senior A season.[2][3] In 2007 Croft took a year-long break from ice hockey but returned in 2008, signing with the Melbourne Jets of the Victorian Premier A league. He played 13 games for the Jets and recorded eight points for the season.[4] The following season Croft moved to the Melbourne Rangers of the same league. Croft remained with the Rangers for the 2009 and 2010 season competing in a total of 39 games for the club.[5][6] In 2011 Croft signed on with the Melbourne Ice of the Australian Ice Hockey League as a rookie.[7] During his debut season with the Ice Croft played in 14 regular season games, and recorded two assists.[8]

Croft was first called up to represent Australia in 2000 where he joined the national under-20 team to compete in the 2000 IIHF World U20 Championship Pool D tournament being held in Mexico City, Mexico Australia finished seventh while Croft managed one goal from his four games.[9] In 2002 Croft joined national senior team to compete in the 2002 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament being held in Cape Town, South Africa. Australian finished the tournament in fourth while Croft managed only one assist in his five games.[10]

Personal life

Croft was born on 5 September 1981.[8]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Melbourne Blackhawks Senior A 15 3 1 4 16
2006 Melbourne Blackhawks Senior A 13 4 8 12 14
2008 Melbourne Jets Premier A 13 2 6 8 8
2009 Melbourne Rangers Premier A 14 2 3 5 37
2010 Melbourne Rangers Premier A 26 1 0 2 4
2011 Melbourne Ice AIHL 14 0 2 2 6 2 0 0 0 0
Year Team Competition   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Australia U20 2000 IIHF World U20 Championship Pool D 4 1 0 1 6
2002 Australia 2002 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 5 0 1 1 0


  1. "Team Roster". International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/hockey/x/9900/U20d/gs/pg000034.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  2. "Player Stats for Senior A 2005". Victorian Ice Hockey Association. http://www.icehockeyvictoria.org.au/stats_table.asp?gr=1_3_2005. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  3. "Player Stats for Senior A 2006". Victorian Ice Hockey Association. http://www.icehockeyvictoria.org.au/stats_table.asp?gr=1_9_2006. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  4. "Player Stats for Premier A 2008". Victorian Ice Hockey Association. http://www.icehockeyvictoria.org.au/stats_table.asp?gr=24_12_2008. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  5. "Player Stats for Premier A 2009". Victorian Ice Hockey Association. http://www.icehockeyvictoria.org.au/stats_table.asp?gr=24_14_2009. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  6. "Player Stats for Premier A 2010". Victorian Ice Hockey Association. http://www.icehockeyvictoria.org.au/stats_table.asp?gr=24_17_2010. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  7. "Croft, Darren". Australian Ice Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. http://www.theaihl.com/leagues/rosters_profile.cfm?clientID=3856&leagueID=11464&teamID=296082&playerID=770273. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Darren Croft". Elite Prospects. http://eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=72278. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  9. "2000 IIHF World Junior U20 Championship Pool D". International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/hockey/x/9900/U20d/9900/pg000001.htm. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  10. "2002 IIHF World Championship Div II, Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/hockey/x/0102/WSIIA/0102/pg000001.htm. Retrieved 2011-10-09.