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Darcy Hordichuk (born August 10, 1980, in Kamsack, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional hockey winger currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers and Phoenix Coyotes.


Playing careerEdit

After playing midget hockey with the Yorkton Mallers of the SMHL, Hordichuk joined the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for 3 games in the 1996–97 season. The next year would see Hordichuk playing with the Dauphin Kings of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a Junior 'A' league. In 58 games with the Kings, Hordichuk had 12 goals and 33 points, as well as 279 penalty minutes. He would spend the next two seasons in the WHL, playing with the Saskatoon Blades, where he had 515 penalty minutes in 129 games, including 73 fights.[1] Hordichuk while a member of the Nashville Predators.At twenty-years-old, he was drafted in 2000 by the Atlanta Thrashers as the 180th overall pick in the 6th round. Hordichuk became well-known in the NHL for his physical play and fighting. Upon being drafted, he was assigned to the Thrashers' minor league affiliate, the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League (IHL). He completed his first professional season also appearing in 11 games for the Thrashers as a call-up. He secured a roster spot with the club in his second year, but was dealt at the trade deadline to the Phoenix Coyotes along with a fifth-round draft pick in 2002 in exchange for prospects Kirill Safronov and Ruslan Zainullin.[2] The following season, he was then dealt to the Florida Panthers along with a second-round draft pick in exchange for defenceman Brad Ference. As he was swapped between teams in his first three seasons, Hordichuk played mostly in the minor leagues.

After the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Hordichuk joined the Nashville Predators and recorded career-highs with 7 goals, 6 assists and 13 points in his first season with the team. He re-signed with the club to a one-year contract on July 16, 2007.[3] After his third season in Nashville, his rights were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2008 fifth-round draft pick on June 19, 2008, as he was set to become a free agent.[4] He did not, however, come to terms with the Hurricanes and instead signed with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1.[5] With Vancouver, Hordichuk scored his first NHL playoff goal in 2009, beating Nikolai Khabibulin in game four of the second round against the Chicago Blackhawks, a 2–1 loss for the Canucks.[6] Hordichuk with the Vancouver Canucks in 2008–09.Hordichuk was fined $2,500 by the NHL early in the 2009–10 season after checking Columbus Blue Jackets winger Jared Boll's head into the boards during a game on October 5, 2009.[7] The following month, Hordichuk received an automatic one-game suspension for instigating a fight with St. Louis Blues forward Cam Janssen in the final five minutes of a game on November 10. Incidentally, he forfeited $4,015.54 in salary.[8] On October 2nd, 2010, the Vancouver Canucks placed Hordichuk on waivers.[9] Instead of sending him down to the minors, Vancouver traded him to the Florida Panthers for Andrew Peters. Canucks' GM Mike Gillis had previously pledged to try and find Hordichuk another NHL job.[10]

Off-iceEdit

Hordichuk spent the summer of 2008 training with Chuck Liddell, a mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion. Hordichuk used the training to improve on his skills in on-ice fighting.[11]

Hordichuk and his wife Lisa are the parents of Braden Walker Hordichuk, born February 22, 2009.[12]

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM|-
1996–97 Calgary Hitmen WHL 3 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
Yorkton Mallers SMHL 57 6 15 21 230
1997–98 Dauphin Kings MJHL 58 12 21 33 279 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 Saskatoon Blades WHL 66 3 2 5 246 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Saskatoon Blades WHL 63 6 8 14 269 11 4 2 6 43
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 11 0 0 0 38 -- -- -- -- --
Orlando Solar Bears IHL 69 7 3 10 369 16 3 3 6 41
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 1 1 2 127 -- -- -- -- --
Chicago Wolves AHL 34 5 4 9 127 -- -- -- -- --
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 14 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 25 0 0 0 82 -- -- -- -- --
Springfield Falcons AHL 22 1 3 4 38 -- -- -- -- --
Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 15 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Florida Panthers NHL 57 3 1 4 158 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 74 7 6 13 163 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 53 1 3 4 90 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 45 1 2 3 60 5 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 73 4 1 5 109 10 1 0 1 14
2009–10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 56 1 1 2 142 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 64 1 4 5 76 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 43 1 2 3 64 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
Oklahoma City Barons AHL 22 0 1 1 12 3 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 542 20 21 41 1140 17 1 0 1 16

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