Darcy Hordichuk was born August 10, 1980 in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. The sixth round, 180th overall selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Hordichuk is a graduate of the WHL.
A hard-nosed winger, Hordichuk played parts of three seasons in the WHL with stops in Calgary and Saskatoon before making his professional debut with the IHL's Orlando Solar Bears in 2000-01. In his first pro season, Hordichuk led the entire IHL with 369 PIM and 31 majors, while seeing action in eleven games with the parent club in Atlanta.
In his second NHL season, the bruising winger from Kamsack split the year between Atlanta, the AHL's Chicago Wolves before being traded to the Phoenix Coyotes at the March trading deadline. Following the trade, Hordichuk was reassigned to the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Springfield and saw action in one game with the parent club before joining the club on a full time basis in 2002-03.
Looking forward to his first full season with the Coyotes, Hordichuk dressed for a mere 25 games with Phoenix before having his rights traded to the Florida Panthers in the latter stages of the 2002-03 season. Upon his arrival in South Florida, Hordichuk went on to play parts of two seasons before being acquired in the summer of 2005 by the Nashville Predators.
As a member of the Predators, Hordichuk would establish new career-highs in games played (74), goals (7) and assists (6) during his 2005-06 season. His physical presence on the Predators left wing helped the club to an unexpected playoff spot in 2007-08.
After three seasons in Nashville, Hordichuk once again found himself on the move after he signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Cancuks.
The tough winger would spend two seasons with the Canucks before being traded to the Florida Panthers on October 6, 2010.
After just a single season in Florida, Hordichuk found himself as an unrestricted free agent. On July 1, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.