Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Daryl Reaugh
Anyone who has played the NHL' 97 through ' 99 video games or heard a Dallas Star broadcast knows the sound of Daryl Reaugh's voice. Reaugh has been providing color commentary to Dallas broadcasts since the 1996. Colorful is also a way to describe the former goaltender. In his junior hockey days he and teammate Dean Clark would drive to the Kamloops Jr. Oilers rink listening to Bachman Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business" . The song was played again while the team was preparing in the dressing room. Reaugh would often miss this part of the ritual. Said Reaugh, " I was too busy throwing up before every game to pay attention to the music" The song continues to be part of the Kamloops tradition.

On March 3, 1985, Daryl Reaugh had every reason to be queasy. The Edmonton Oilers, who had selected him 42nd overall in the 1984 Entry Draft, chose that date to give him his first NHL start. Injuries to Grant Fuhr and Andy Moog had given Edmonton little choice in the matter. Unfortunately, the men in front of him did not supply much support to the 20-year-old goaltender and the team was shelled 6-3. Even Wayne Gretzky admitted as much following the game. Reaugh wound up facing 36 shots as the Jets broke a four-year winless streak on Edmonton ice. The Oilers managed just 19. Reaugh returned to the Oilers lineup in the 1987-88 season to, once again, cover for injuries. While he did not improve greatly on his goals against average, he did get his first NHL win.

He remained part of the Oilers until 1988-89. During that season he went overseas for a brief stint before returning to backstop Binghamton. It was with the Hartford Whalers that Daryl Reaugh had his longest stay in the NHL, 20 games. He recorded his only shutout during that 1990-91 season and posted a respectable 7-7-1 mark as a backup to Peter Sidorkiewicz. A severe hamstring injury marked the end of his playing career.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1982-83 Cowichan Valley Capitals BCJHL 32 0 5.96
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 55 1 4.34 17 14 3 0 0 3.52
1983-84 Kamloops Jr. Oilers M-Cup 4 1 2 0 0 6.00
1984-85 Kamloops Blazers WHL 49 36 8 1 2 3.71 14 0 4.27
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 38 15 18 4 0 4.24
1986-87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 46 19 22 0 1 3.71 2 0 2 0 0 6.50
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 1 1 0 0 4.77
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 8 2 5 0 0 4.47
1987-88 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 9 0 8 0 0 5.35
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 13 3 10 0 0 5.55
1988-89 Karpat Oulu Finland 13 7 5 1 0 3.65
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 52 8 31 6 0 4.21
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 20 7 7 1 1 3.15
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 16 7 6 3 0 3.62
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 22 3 12 2 0 3.76 1 0 0 0 0 1.54
1992-93 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0 2.73
1993-94 Dayton Bombers ECHL 4 1 3 0 0 6.38
NHL Totals 27 8 9 1 1 3.46


WHL West First All-Star Team (1985) Signed as a free agent by Hartford, October 9, 1989.
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