Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darcy Hordichuk
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Yorkton Mallers SMHL 57 6 15 21 230
1996-97 Calgary Hitmen WHL 3 0 0 0 2 -2
1997-98 Dauphin Kings MJHL 58 12 21 33 279
1998-99 Saskatoon Blades WHL 66 3 2 5 246 -30
1999-00 Saskatoon Blades WHL 63 6 8 14 269 +1 11 4 2 6 43
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 11 0 0 0 38 -3
2000-01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 69 7 3 10 369 -3 16 3 3 6 41
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 1 1 2 127 -5
2001-02 Chicago Wolves AHL 34 5 4 9 127 +2
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 0 0 14 0
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 25 0 0 0 82 -1
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 22 1 3 4 38 -3
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL 3 0 0 0 15 -1
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 57 3 1 4 158 -10
2004-05
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 74 7 6 13 163 +9
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 53 1 3 4 90 -2 2 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 45 1 2 3 60 -1 5 0 0 0 2
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 73 4 1 5 109 +1 10 1 0 1 14
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 56 1 1 2 142 -7
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 64 1 4 5 76 -1
2011-12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 43 1 2 3 64 -3
2012-13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 22 0 1 1 12 -2 3 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -1
NHL Totals 542 20 21 41 1140 17 1 0 1 16


Traded to Phoenix by Atlanta with Atlanta's 4th (Lance Monych) and 5th (John Zeiler) round choices in 2002 Entry Draft for Kiril Safronov, the rights to Ruslan Zainullin and Phoenix's 4th round choice (Patrick Dwyer) in 2002 Entry Draft, March 19, 2002. Traded to Florida by Phoenix with Phoenix's 2nd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Matt Smaby) in 2003 Entry Draft for Brad Ference, March 8, 2003. Traded to Nashville by Florida for Nashville's 4th round choice (Matt Duffy) in 2005 Entry Draft, July 27, 2005. Traded to Carolina by Nashville with Nashville's 5th round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Louis Domingue) in 2010 Entry Draft for Carolina's 5th round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Michael Zador) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 19, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2008. Traded to Florida by Vancouver for Andrew Peters, October 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, March 18, 2014.