As an 18-year-old, Emile Durkheim was looking for a path to success in the NHL.
His first season with the Calgary Flames, he had a strong showing in his rookie year and made the jump to the NHL after two seasons with the St. Louis Blues.
But his best season came in 2010-11, when he had 36 goals and 67 points in 78 games with the Nashville Predators.
In his rookie season with Calgary, Durkhel led the league in goals (35), assists (62), and points (101).
He also won the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie defenseman.
Durkhell finished with a career-high 56 points, good for second on the club and tied for seventh in the league.
He was a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL’s top rookie defenseman in 2011-12.
After three years in the minors, Durkl was traded to the Calgary Stampeders in March of 2014.
The move to Calgary ended his career with a season-ending injury and a $2.2 million salary cap hit.
Durkl signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Wild on April 4, 2018, and was named the Wild’s third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
Durka is expected to compete for the Wild defense position in 2018-19.
Durkin spent the 2016-17 season with Utica of the AHL, where he posted a team-high eight goals and 38 points in 62 games.
In 2017-18, Durkin posted 16 goals and 32 points in 72 games with Utah, and he also won a Calder Trophy.
Durkan made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 10, 2018.
In five games with Toronto, Durkan registered three goals and one assist for seven points.
Durkov has appeared in seven games for the NHL All-Rookie Team, recording two goals and two assists for six points.
Prior to signing with the Leafs, Durkov played in the Kontinental Hockey League with HC Dynamo Moscow, where his career totals rank second among defensemen.
He played four seasons with Dynamo Moscow and tallied 51 goals and 107 points in 148 games.
Durkos’ best season was his rookie campaign with the Russians in 2011, when his career-best 42 points were second in the entire KHL.
Durko has played professionally in the Czech Republic, the Czech Super League, and the Czech Elite League, but his most notable performance was in 2017-2018 with the United States National Team Development Program.
Durokh was originally drafted by the St Louis Blues in the fourth round, 122nd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.