We spoke with Ted Schlipp, he's the former coach for the Quad City Express, the team that Scott Darling started on in the Quad Cities as a teenager before working his way up to the NHL.

Ted called it when Darling was just a teen: "The sky is the limit to be honest with this kid; he is one of the handful of kids in this league that I say that can play in Division I or make it to NHL eventually. I'm not saying he will, but he has that kind of potential at this age. It's a long road, though."

Here's Ted with Darling as a Blackhawk:

(Ted Schlipp)

And this is a photo of Darling in action as part of the Quad City Express:

(Ted Schlipp)

Check out Scott Darling in action:

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