Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Daren Machesney

6 NHL Games

December 30, 2006 Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers. 1-4 loss.
February 1, 2007 Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers. 3-6 loss.
February 3, 2007 Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins. 0-2 loss.
January 19, 2009 Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders. 2-1 win.
January 20, 2009 Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators. 2-3 loss.
March 24, 2009 Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs. 2-3 loss.

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   Daren Machesney played in the 2004/05 CHL Top Prospects game and in 2005 was drafted in the fifth round of the NHL entry draft by the Washington Capitals. In 2006 Washington signed Machesney to a three-year, entry-level contract.

   Daren Machesney's first taste of the NHL came December, 2006 when Washington Capitals backup netminder Brent Johnson came down with a severe case of the flu. Since it was destined to be a short stay and the likelihood of Johnson's replacement see any ice time was small, the Capitals opted to recall Machesney, low on the team depth chard, from the ECHL. He dress as backup to Olaf Kolzig for one game.

   Machesney's second stint in the NHL came later that season when Brent Johnson suffered a minor injury. Since the extent of Johnson's injury was not known the Capitals once again opted to recall their ECHL goalie vs their AHL netminders. After two more games as Kolzig's backup the team sent Machesney back to the minors in favor of Frederik Cassivi, a more experience goalie who was playing for Washinton's AHL affiliate.

   Almost two years later, in 2009, Machesney got his third taste of the NHL. Machesney was recalled to dress as Jose Theodore's backup for a two game period as Brent Johnson recovered from a minor injury.

   Machesney's last stint in the NHL came under some interesting circumstances. With a flu ravaging their team the Capitals had to do some roster moves in preparation for their March 24th game against the Maple Leafs. In order to fit all their players under the salary cap the Capitals had to send goalie Semyon Varlamov to the AHL and recall Machesney, who had a cheaper contract. Machesney dressed as Jose Theodore's backup for one game as the team was able to fit Varlamov in under the cap for their next contest.

   Machesney helped the Hersey Bears win the 2008/09 Calder Cup in his last season with the Capitals.  In the summer of 2009 he signed a tryout agreement with the Vancouver Canucks but was released without a contract.  He attended the 2010 Columbus Blue Jacket training camp but was once again left without a contract offer. 

  • Wore #31 with Washington Capitals
Career stats from hockeydb.com
Born  -- Hamilton, ONT 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 185
Drafted by Washington Capitals - round 5 #143 overall 2005 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
SeasonTeamLgeGPAPIMMinGAENSOGAAWLTSvsPctGPAPIM
2003-04Brampton BattalionOHL50030015003.003201750.921---
2003-04Newmarket HurricanesOPJHL3222
2004-05Brampton BattalionOHL3800216699012.741612710950.917---
2005-06Brampton BattalionOHL490102830143033.032817314080.9081102
2006-07South Carolina StingraysECHL151083646313.305823630.888---
2006-07Hershey BearsAHL101037720003.183311570.887---
2007-08Hershey BearsAHL38313213991212.55221029860.916200
2008-09Hershey BearsAHL36181981107233.24191217590.876---
2009-10Manitoba MooseAHL2102118666203.3451405580.894100
2010-11Springfield FalconsAHL100930019.8530.500---
2010-11Victoria Salmon KingsECHL60230721104.101401210.852---
2010-11Elmira JackalsECHL91253641104.591802770.871---
2010-11Reading RoyalsECHL70237720213.183302290.920---
2010-11Worcester SharksAHL60036517022.792311470.896---
2011-12South Carolina StingraysECHL2000118745012.2811905230.921402
2011-12Hershey BearsAHL31016312004.42021510.810---
2012-13Braehead ClanEIHL19129109163003.4661305620.899200

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