Name: Declan Farmer
Sport: Sled Hockey
Position: Forward
Height: 6-0
Weight: 135
DOB: 11/5/1997
Birthplace: Tampa, Fla.
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Berkeley Prep School (Tampa, Fla.) ‘16
Team/Club: Tampa Bay Lightning
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2014); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 2 silver)
  • Gold – 2015
  • Silver – 2013, 2017
Personal: Farmer has been playing sled hockey since age nine. He was born a bilateral amputee and first tried sled hockey at a clinic in Clearwater, Florida in 2006. He has competed on several squads since his introduction to the sport, having played on the Tampa Bay Lightning Sled Hockey Team since 2007. Farmer began to make his mark on the national scene by attending USA Hockey’s Player Development Camps in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and at just 14 years old, he made his first U.S. National Sled Hockey Team for the 2013-14 season and assisted the team in winning gold at the Winter Paralympic Games Sochi 2014. ...Has one brother, Ronan…Hobbies include biking, weightlifting, playing XBox and watching sports…Received an ESPY Award from ESPN for the 2014 Best Male Athlete with a Disability…Enjoys listening to rap and rock music…Voted as the International Paralympic Committee’s Best Male Athlete of the Sochi 2014 Games…Named Best Forward at the 2016 Pan Pacific Championships…His idol is Canadian ice hockey player, Steven Stamkos