Scott Darling was one of the Chicago Blackhawks' breakout stories over the past two seasons. He won the backup goaltending job for his childhood team, and was even pivotal in their 2015 Cup win, helping the Blackhawks secure a first round victory when Corey Crawford was struggling.
This season, he's been serviceable in the games he's entered, and at an extremely cheap cap hit, has helped the Blackhawks with part of their cap woes. It's pretty much impossible to not want all the best things for this guy.
Well, Darling's well en route to getting all the best in his personal life: because he got engaged over the All-Star Break!
Every year over break @sdarling_33 and I have had some pretty crazy road trips and adventures. I was pretty bummed when I was going to have to be away this year for it... Until Scott, aka sneakiest human alive, drove all the way with our Lola girl in tow to surprise me! ❤️ Little did I know the kind of adventure you were going to spring on me! A lifetime long road trip full of love, craziness, karaoke battles and McFlurries Love you so much!
This is such a sweet message from his now-fiancee. We have word Darling bought the ring about a month ago, so it looks like he was waiting for the perfect time to propose - and judging by the Instagram post, everything went beautifully.
Congrats to the couple! Here's to you two.