The last time most Princeton hockey fans saw Darroll Powe ’07, he was skating for the Tigers in a 4-3 win over Brown in the ECAC Hockey playoffs at Baker Rink. Powe assisted on a goal against the Bears in that game, his last home contest at Princeton. He was a stalwart in four seasons on the ice, helping to start the turnaround that has propelled the men's hockey team into the nation's top 10.
Powe is still skating, still wearing orange and black, and still working to change the fortunes of his team. He's now a backup center for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, who went on a five-game winning streak shortly after Powe was promoted from the minor leagues Dec. 4.
Powe scored his first NHL goal during that streak in a win against the New York Islanders Dec. 9. He cleaned up a rebound after teammate Mike Richards fired a shot at the goalie. "It bounced off the pad and it came right to me," Powe told the Philadelphia Daily News. "It was good to get that first one out of the way and hopefully lots more to come."
(Photo courtesy Princeton Athletic Communications)
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