Darren Pang (born February 17, 1965 in Meaford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played his professional career with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League.
An OHL First Team All-Star in 1984, Pang back stopped the Ottawa 67's to the 1984 Memorial Cup championship while earning Memorial Cup All-Star Team honors and capturing the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as the Memorial Cup Tournament Top Goaltender.
Following a successful last year to his junior career, Pang signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 1984 and joined the International Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals for the 1984-85 season.
Even though he spent the majority of the season in the IHL, Pang made his NHL debut with Chicago during the season before returning to the IHL the following year with the Saginaw Generals. After a .500 season in Saginaw, Pang spent the majority of the 1986-87 season with the Generals while playing in 12 games with the American Hockey League's Nova Scotia Oilers.
Pang's strong play during the 1986-87 season in Saginaw earned him IHL Second Team All-Star honors and a return ticket to the NHL. In 45 regular season and four playoff games with Chicago, Pang finished with 18-26-1 record earning him NHL All-Rookie Team honors.
At the Blackhawks training camp in 1990, Pang suffered a career-ending knee injury that prematurely ended his playing career.
Broadcast career Edit
Today, Pang is a "Inside the Glass" reporter for Chicago Blackhawks and CSN Chicago and a part time analyst for Sportsnet. He was recently named an "Inside the Glass" reporter for regular season and playoff action for NHL on NBC. Pang also contributes to Home Ice, XM Satellite Radio's all-hockey channel.
Pang was a top analyst for ESPN National Hockey Night and NHL on ABC for 13 seasons alongside Steve Levy and has broadcast over 95 Stanley Cup Finals games on National TV.
Pang has worked as an analyst for 3 Winter Olympics. In 1998, in Nagano, Japan, he was assigned as the 1st Olympic reporter that received full access "between the benches" with no glass separating Pang from the benches, on CBS. He also worked as an on ice analyst/reporter in 2002 for NBC and in 2010 he worked as a studio analyst for CTV/TSN alongside Bob McKenzie, Nick Kypreos, Daren Millard and James Duthie.