Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darcy Tucker
Born in Castor, Alberta, Darcy Tucker was a junior star with the powerful Kamloops Blazers where he scored 116 goals his last two years. The feisty youngster helped the club win the Memorial Cup in 1992, 1994, and 1995 and was named to the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team in 1994. In 1994 and 1995 he was placed on the Memorial Cup all-star team and WHL West First All-Star Team and was named the MVP of the 1995 Memorial Cup.

The industrious forward was chosen 151st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. A gold medalist with Canada's World Junior team in 1995, Tucker played three games for the club in 1995-96 but spent the bulk of his time with Fredericton of the AHL. After scoring 93 points in 74 games he was the recipient of the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award as the league's top rookie.

Tucker went on to play parts of three seasons in Montreal before being dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in January 1998. Upon his arrival with the Bolts, Tucker went on to score 21 goals during the 1998-99 season and played the better part of the 1999-00 season before being dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the latter stages of the season.

During the 2001-02 season the former Kamloops junior established at the time a career high in goals with 24 and points with 59 and continued to be one of the Leafs hardest workers. Over the next few seasons, Tucker continued to add grit to the Leafs' line-up and he again record a 20-goal season in 2003-04. After sitting out the entire 2004-05 season due to the NHL lockout, Tucker returned to the Maple Leafs in 2005-06 to record a new career high in goals (28) and points (61). His career high point totals with the Maple Leafs would never be matched however, as his club struggled to find their way back into the NHL playoff picture. Tucker's sub-par 2007-08 season led to his contract buyout by the Maple Leafs. Days later Tucker was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.

After two seasons in Colorado in which Tucker scored eight and ten goals respectively, the gritty winger decided to retire. Making the official announcement on October 1, 2010.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Red Deer Optimist Chiefs AMHL 47 70 90 160 48
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers WHL 26 3 10 13 32 9 0 1 1 16
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 3 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Kamloops Blazers WHL 67 31 58 89 155 13 7 6 13 34
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers WHL 66 52 88 140 143 19 9 18 27 43
1993-94 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 4 6 3 9 6
1994-95 Kamloops Blazers WHL 64 64 73 137 94 21 16 15 31 19
1994-95 Canada WJC-A 7 0 4 4 0
1994-95 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 4 2 4 6 4
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1995-96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 74 29 64 93 174 7 7 3 10 14
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 7 13 20 110 -5 4 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 1 5 6 57 -6
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 35 6 8 14 89 -8
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 21 22 43 176 -34
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50 14 20 34 108 -15
1999-00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 27 7 10 17 55 +3 12 4 2 6 15
2000-01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 16 21 37 141 +6 11 0 2 2 6
2001-02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 77 24 35 59 92 +24 17 4 4 8 38
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 77 10 26 36 119 -7 6 0 3 3 6
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 21 11 32 68 +4 12 2 0 2 14
2004-05
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 28 33 61 100 -12
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 24 19 43 81 -11
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 18 16 34 100 -8
2008-09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 63 8 8 16 67 -13
2009-10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 10 14 24 47 -3 6 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 947 215 261 476 1410 68 10 11 21 81


WHL West First All-Star Team (1994, 1995)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1994)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1994, 1995)
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (1994)
Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (1996)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Montreal with Stephane Richer and David Wilkie for Patrick Poulin, Mick Vukota and Igor Ulanov, January 15, 1998. Traded to Toronto by Tampa Bay with Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (Miguel Delisle) in 2000 Entry Draft for Mike Johnson, Marek Posmyk and Toronto's 5th (Pavel Sedov) and 6th (Aaron Gionet) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, February 9, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2008. Officially announced his retirement, October 1, 2010.