2006-07: Ranked third on Nashville with 90 penalty minutes… Missed three games due to injury… Signed a one-year contract with Nashville on July 16, 2007… PLAYOFFS: Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 3 of Nashville’s WCQ series on April 16 at San Jose.
2005-06: Established career-highs in games played (74), goals (7), assists (6), points (13) and penalty minutes (163). Prior to joining Nashville in 2005-06, he had totaled six points (4g-2a) in 130 career NHL games… Posted a career-high +9 rating, which tied for third on the club… Led the Predators in penalty minutes and hits (150)… Appeared in his 200th NHL game on April 6 at St. Louis… Registered his first two career multi-point games in a five-game span: Dec. 17 vs. Columbus (1g-1a) and Dec. 27 at Calgary (2a)… Posted a single-game career-high with 27 penalty minutes on Nov. 24 vs. Los Angeles.
CAREER NOTES: Led Florida with 158 penalty minutes in 2003-04… Finished the 2002-03 season with Florida after being dealt from Phoenix on March 8, 2003… Opened the 2002-03 season with Springfield (AHL) before being recalled to Phoenix from Oct. 14, 2002-Jan. 18, 2003… Led the Coyotes in penalty minutes (82) prior to his Jan. 18 reassignment… Completed the 2001-02 regular season and post-season with Phoenix after a March 19 trade from Atlanta… Finished the 2001-02 campaign with a total of 141 penalty minutes (127 with Atlanta, 14 with Phoenix), which ranked him third overall on the Coyotes and third among NHL rookies. Also led the Thrashers in penalty minutes at the time of the trade… Scored his first NHL goal with Atlanta at Carolina on December 21, 2001… Opened the 2001-02 season with Chicago (AHL) and was recalled to Atlanta from Oct. 24, 2001-Jan. 14, 2002… Was recalled once by Atlanta (Jan. 12, 2000-Feb. 2, 2001) during his first pro season (2000-01) and made his NHL debut on Jan. 12 vs. Montreal… Helped Orlando, coached by current Predators assistant coach Peter Horachek, capture the 2001 IHL Turner Cup championship… Led the IHL in penalty minutes (369) and major penalties (31) in 2000-01… Also led the IHL in post-season penalty minutes (41) in 2001.
AMATEUR: Posted 19 points (9g-10a) and 515 penalty minutes in two WHL seasons (1998-2000) with the Saskatoon Blades… Led Saskatoon and ranked third in the WHL with 269 penalty minutes in 1999-00… Also led the Blades with 43 penalty minutes in the 2000 WHL playoffs.
BACKGROUND: Active in many community-service initiatives… Donates to the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation… Hosted The Darcy Hordichuk Show on 104.5-FM The Zone in 2006-07… Enjoys playing golf, boxing, spending time outdoors and boating… Favorites include Gladiator (movie), America’s Most Wanted (TV show), Bruce Springsteen (band/musician), Halle Berry (actress), perogies (food), Dotson’s (Nashville restaurant) and the Virgin Islands (vacation spot)… Lists Lance Armstrong as the person he would most like to meet… If he didn’t play hockey, he would be a motivational speaker… Winning the 2001 IHL Turner Cup championship is his favorite hockey memory… Maintains his own official Web site at www.darcyhordichuk.com… Nickname “Hordy”… Married to wife Lisa during the summer of 2007… Has a dog named Chandler Bing.
TRANSACTIONS: July 27, 2005 – Acquired by Nashville from Florida for a fourth-round selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (Matt Duffy)… March 8, 2003 – Acquired by Florida with a second-round selection in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (traded to Tampa Bay; Tampa Bay selected Matt Smaby) from Phoenix for Brad Ference… March 19, 2002 – Acquired by Phoenix with a fourth-round selection (Lance Monych) and a fifth-round selection (John Zeiler) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft from Atlanta for Kirill Safronov, Ruslan Zainullin and a fourth-round selection in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (Patrick Dwyer)… June 25, 2000 – Atlanta’s ninth choice, 180th overall (sixth round), in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.