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Brent Darnell
Brent Darnell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Canton, Mich.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 194

Position:
F

Birthdate:
03/23/1993

Last Team:
Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)


05/29/2013

2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

03/13/2013

Spartan Road Show Continues at Miami

MSU heads to Oxford, Ohio for CCHA Quarterfinals

03/11/2013

Spartans Post 4-3 Win; Advance to CCHA Quarterfinals

03/10/2013

Spartans Fall 4-1, Forcing CCHA Game Three

Sorenson nets lone score in loss

03/08/2013

Neil's Notebook: Second Season Begins

MSU gets fresh start in playoffs

10/01/2013

Brent Darnell Photo Gallery

Photos of Brent Darnell

2012-13 (Sophomore): Tied for third on the team in goals with 10 and his 21 points ranked fifth ... Played in 40 of 42 games ... His four power-play goals ranked in a tie for first on the team and his 103 shots on goal were good for second ... Had a career-best three points (1g, 2a) in a win over Michigan (11/10) ... Scored both MSU goals, including a power-play marker, against Notre Dame (12/7) ... Posted an MSU season-high nine shots, picking up a goal and an assist against Niagara (10/20) ... Scored goals in consecutive games at Alaska (2/23) and vs. Western Michigan (3/1) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2011-12 (Freshman): Skated primarily in the center between classmate Tanner Sorenson and Dean Chelios ... Tallied his first career point on Torey Krug's first-period goal at Northern Michigan (11/18) ... Scored his first career goal against Minnesota in the first period in MSU's 4-3 win (11/25) ... That goal kicked off a stretch of points in five straight games from Nov. 25-Dec. 9, netting two goals and five assists in that span ... Had the primary assist on Daultan Leveille's game-tying goal against Minnesota (11/26) ... Had back-to-back multiple point games to earn CCHA Rookie of the Week honors on Dec. 5 for his performance in MSU's sweep of Bowling Green. Scored a third-period goal and tallied the primary assist on Dean Chelios' game-winner (12/2), then had two assists in the second game of the series against the Falcons (12/3) ... Scored a third-period power play goal at Michigan in a tough 4-3 loss (12/9) ... Assisted on Chris Forfar's first period marker in a 5-5 tie with Northern Michigan (1/13) ... Recorded a second period score at Ferris State (1/28)... Scored a pair of goals just 25 seconds apart in the first period in MSU's 3-2 overtime victory over Alaska (2/17)...


Prior to MSU: Spent two years with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League (USHL) ... Helped Sioux Falls to the Conference finals in 2010-11 ... Ranked eighth on the team in points (30) and ranked fifth in assists (22) ... Over two seasons, had 35 points on 15 goals and 35 assists in 96 games ... Played high school hockey at Detroit Catholic Central before moving to Sioux Falls, earning First Team All-State honors in 2008 and 2009 ... Part of the USA Select 17 Team which played in Slovakia in 2008 ... Played In the Compuware organization (2004-06).

Personal: Born March 23, 1993 in Detroit, Mich. .... Son of Patricia and William Darnell ... Has one brother, Brad ... A graduate of O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., but attended Detroit Catholic Central prior to moving to Sioux Falls ... Enjoys video games, watching sports, and playing golf ... Lists Pavel Datsyuk as his favorite NHL player, because "he does everything well and never takes a night off" ... Lists his parents as his idols, for all the sacrifices they have made.

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