Scott Darling is still a young man but has already lived a storied life: part adventure, part travel log, part nightmare....but right now it must seem like a fairy tale.
The giant red-headed net-minder showed promise in the pipes growing up a Blackhawks’ fan in the Chicago suburbs, but floundered for a time in his personal and professional lives. Dropped from his college team, Darling bounced lower-and-lower through minor league hockey as his body bloated and partying dulled his talent until he hit rock-bottom in 2011.
Scott kicked the bottle, hit the gym, and steadily climbed back by heeding his father's words: “Just saw the wood that's in front of you.” Four years later his mind is clear, his 6’6” yoga-trained frame glides post-to-post, and he’s starting playoff games for his hometown ‘Hawks in search of a Stanley Cup.
The story, the skills and the personality of this giant ginger quickly made him a fan favorite in the Madhouse, and a game-saving post-season relief performance for-the-ages seemed to crown his redemption. Show your love for the imposing Gingerman and his giant red beard with this fun new design that depicts Scott as a true giant ginger man (cookie) in goal for the mighty Blackhawks.
Like all National Fanthem designs, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or bakery -- it's just a fun piece of unique art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It comes on pre-shrunk tees for men, children or women in sizes small through 5XL (Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost