Former UMaine Goalie, NHL member profiled in Bangor Daily News

Scott Darling, former University of Maine goalie, was featured in a Bangor Daily News article highlighting his success as a professional hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks, who won this year’s championship game.

The article talks about the turning points in Darling’s life; how he earned a spot on the NHL roster and how he overcame his struggles with anxiety disorder and alcohol abuse.

Darling spent the 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons at UMaine, but was suspended three times for violating team rules and was eventually dismissed from the team.

Last summer, Darling talked with UMaine freshman student-athletes about hard work and doing the right things to achieve success.

“I shared my story with them. I made them aware what can happen if you don’t do the right things. It was nice to talk to them and try to rebuild the bridge I burned there,” said Darling. “It was cool.”

“I’m proud to be affiliated with the school (UMaine). I met a lot of great people there,” he said.