Ever heard of Chicago Blackhawks backup goalie Scott Darling? The president has.

He has proven himself to be a leader off the ice as well as on.

In hockey, backup goalies don't often get much credit — especially from the president.

But that's exactly what happened when the Stanley-Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks made their way to the White House on Thursday for an awards reception.

Among the people President Obama wanted to give credit to: backup goalie Scott Darling — who played in just 14 regular-season and five playoff games last year.

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