Darren Haydar joins the 700-point club Saturday night against the Admirals

How fitting that it had to happen against the Milwaukee Admirals.

Former Admiral forward Darren Haydar, a Nashville Predators draft pick who played his first four professional seasons with Milwaukee (2002-2006), scored his 700th point in the American Hockey League after assisting on a first period goal during the Chicago Wolves/MIlwaukee Admirals game Saturday night. He is just the 22nd player to reach that milestone in the leagues 76-year history.

Haydar is now in his fourth season with the Chicago Wolves (I can hear the boos already), but he has also played for the Grand Rapids Griffins and Lake Erie Monsters since leaving the 414. Cheer up Ads fans, don’t forget he won the AHL Rookie of the Year “Red” Garrett Award while with Milwaukee in 2003, and lead the team in playoff points during the 2003-2004 season in which the Admirals won the Calder Cup. Ahhh memories of seasons past…

I’ll be digging through the archives tonight because I have a couple great pictures from Haydar’s last season with Milwaukee. In celebration of this AHL milestone, I’ll put together an online album so that, you too, can relive the good ol’ days.

UPDATE: Let the trip down memory lane begin! I found some real gems and have put a little online album together for all your Admirals fans out there to enjoy. I KNEW I kept those Walgreens photo CDs for a reason…

 

 

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3 responses to “Darren Haydar joins the 700-point club Saturday night against the Admirals

  1. I’ve never begrudged Darren from trying to advance his career. I also don’t hold it against him for playing in Chicago because they gave him quite the AHL contract. He also wanted to stay close to home due to his significant other having health issues and Chicago has a fine treatment center close by for her. He could have chose to play in Europe for much more money, but decided to stay close instead. Congrats on the milestone DH!

  2. Looking at the photos, I saw the one captioned “Mr. 700″ and I noticed the “7 Million Dollar Man” behind him…

  3. Nice catch! I didn’t even notice Weber in the background!

    I tip my cap to your first Haydar comment. There’s no doubt in my mind that he loved Milwaukee, but he saw that there wasn’t a spot for him in Nashville and did what was best for his career. He’s a great player and did a lot for the Admirals in the four years he was here. Stand up guys like him are few and far between, so I’m glad to see him have such success (even if it was with those pesky Wolves…)

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