Windsor Spitfires Grad Playing Tough In Kalamazoo

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An updated article for this player is available here: Darryl Lloyd

Yesterday, we featured three first year players for the Kalamazoo Wings of the East Coast Hockey League that were recent grads of the Ontario Hockey League. Today, we look at a fifth year ECHLer who’s got their backs.

Darryl Lloyd played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2001-02 to 2003-04, all with the Windsor Spitfires. Not a giant at 5’10” (some sources say 5’11”) and 195, but Darryl can certainly hold his own when the gloves are dropped. Lloyd is no stranger around the opposition’s net either, popping 21 goals in his final season in the OHL and 2o last season with Kalamazoo.

Darryl spent his first two seasons of professional hockey in the Central Hockey League with the Laredo Bucks and Youngstown Steelhounds. In his second season, he had a five game call-up to the AHL’s Cleveland Barons. After three years with the ECHL’s Victoria Salmon Kings, Lloyd found his way to Kalamazoo for the start of the 2009-10 season.

Lloyd scored Kalamazoo’s first ever goal in the ECHL. The team has been around since 1974 as a team in the IHL, UHL and new IHL. They were in their first year as an ECHL club in 2009-10. Darryl was voted by the fans of the Wings as the team’s Unsung Hero last season. It was his best offensive output of his pro career with 20 goals and 44 assists in 64 goals. Darryl also sat out 157 minutes in the sin bin.

Check out Darryl Lloyd’s profile page on the Kalamazoo Wings official website.

Darryl drops the gloves….

Darryl scores a sweet shootout goal…

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