Meet Daren

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Hello, my name is Daren Puppa, and I am your next real estate agent. I have been an agent for eight years and have extensive knowledge of the Tampa Bay Area. I have owned multiple beach condos and have played at gold courses from Longboat Key to World Woods in Hernando County to Copperhead in Innisbrook to Arnold Palmers Bayhill Club in Orlando, and almost every course in between.

I was a former NHL goaltender for over 15 years, playing for Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Buffalo Sabres. I grew up in a Northern Ontario town in Canada called Kirkland Lake. I went to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in New York State. After winning the NCAA Division 1 Championship in 1985, I started my professional career with the Buffalo Sabres. While playing in the minor league for the Rochester Americans, I won the Calder Cup in 1986 and was later inducted into their hall of fame in 2016. Before being traded to the newly founded hockey team the Lightning, I briefly played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. All of my children were born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and I have enjoyed being part of this growing city for almost 30 years.