Daren Machesney played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2005-06, all with the Brampton Battalion. Each season with the Battalion, Daren played an increasingly more significant role between the pipes. After just five starts in his first season, he played in 49 in his final season with an additional 11 in the playoffs. Machesney’s save percentage with Brampton never dropped below the .900 level.
Daren was a fifth round pick of the Washington Capitals in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, 143rd overall. He has spent most of his time since 2006-07 in the American Hockey League with a few stints in the East Coast Hockey League. His best professional season so far was 2007-08 with the Hershey Bears of the AHL. That season, Machesney appeared in 38 games, posting a 2.55 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.
The following season, still a member of the Hershey Bears, Daren made the trip to Davos, Switzerland during the Christmas break to play for Team Canada at the annual Spengler Cup. Machesney went undefeated in the four games he played and Canada made it to the final game before losing to Moscow Dynamo.
After spending the past three seasons playing for just one team per season, Daren has put his suitcase to work this season. Machesney is currently with the Worcester Sharks of the AHL, his sixth team since the beginning of the 2010-11 season. Daren began with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL and has worn the jersey of the Springfield Falcons (AHL), Elmira Jackals (ECHL), Binghamton Senators (AHL) and Reading Royals (ECHL). The trade deadline is still over a week away…
Check out Daren Machesney’s profile page at the Worcester Sharks official website (click on his name at the roster page).