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Darren Rumble (ice hockey)

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Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
210 lb (95 kg/15 st 0 lb)
Pro clubs Philadelphia Flyers
Ottawa Senators
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born January 23, 1969(1969-01-23),
Barrie, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 20th overall, 1987
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro career 1989 – 2005

</div></div> Darren Rumble (born 23 January, 1969 in Barrie, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. He is the head coach of the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. He played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa Senators, St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, but played most of his career with various minor league teams. He was a member of the 2003–04 Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. The following year he played a handful of games for the Lightnings' AHL Affiliate Springfield Falcons before retiring and becoming assistant coach of the team.

Playing careerEdit

Rumble was selected 20th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Rumble turned professional with the Hershey Bears in 1989–90. He played three seasons with the Bears, managing three games with the Flyers. He was selected in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He played two seasons with Ottawa, before returning to the AHL with the Prince Edward Island Senators. In 1995, he became the property of the Flyers for the second time, and mostly played for their affiliates the Hershey Bears and the Philadelphia Phantoms. He did manage 15 games in the NHL.

In 1997, he left North America to play one season for the Mannheim Eagles in the Deutsche Eishockey-Liga. After that season, Rumble would spend the following seven seasons with various AHL and IHL teams, with occasional callups to NHL clubs St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning, including 5 games with the Lightning in the 2003–04 season for which the club won the Stanley Cup. His final playing season was with Springfield in 2004–05, becoming their assistant coach as a midseason replacement. Over his career, Rumble played 193 career NHL games, scoring 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points.

In 2007, he joined the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL as an assistant coach.

In July of 2008, the Tampa Bay Lightning named Rumble Head Coach of their AHL affilate the Norfolk Admirals replacing Steve Stirling.

External linksEdit

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