Famous Burlingtonians

Darren Eliot - Professional Hockey Player/Sport Commentator

Darren Eliot is a former professional ice hockey goaltender who played minor hockey in Burlington. He was drafted in the sixth round, 115th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Eliot graduated from Cornell University, having been elected to the Sphinx Head Society during his senior year. He played in the National Hockey League with the L.A. Kings, Detroit Red Wings, and Buffalo Sabres. In his NHL career, Eliot played in 89 games and accumulated a record of 25-41-12.  Eliot currently works as an in-studio analyst for Fox Sports Detroit‘s coverage of the Detroit Red Wings. He also contributes as an online columnist for Sports Illustrated. Previously, he worked as a national color analyst for Versus as well as locally for the Atlanta Thrashers telecasts on Fox Sports South and SportSouth. He also does occasional work for the Big Ten Network. Eliot is the Director of Minor Hockey Operations for Little Caesars Amateur Hockey.