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Darcy Tucker
Darcy Tucker
Right Wing
Number: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 178
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 15, 1975
Birthplace: Castor, AB, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2008
Drafted: MTL / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (151st overall)
2008-09 SEASON
Collected eight goals and eight assists in 63 games with the Avalanche…Ranked fifth on the team in both hits (102) and penalty minutes (67)…Scored his 200th NHL goal on Nov. 8 vs. Nashville, the only tally in a 1-0 Avalanche victory…Notched the tying goal with 10.7 seconds left in regulation and added the shootout winner on Nov. 15 at Edmonton…Suffered a knee injury on Nov. 24 at Anaheim, forcing him to miss 11 games…Placed on IR, Nov. 25, and activated on Dec. 18…Missed two games (personal), Feb. 15-17…Scored the fastest goal to begin a period by an Avalanche player during the season on March 15 at Vancouver (0:14 of 3rd).

Recorded 18 goals with 100 penalty minutes in 74 games for the Maple Leafs…Reached 100 PIM’s for the eighth time in his career…Missed seven games (knee) from Oct. 23-Nov. 6…Missed one game (shoulder) on Dec. 6 at the New York Rangers…Finished his Leafs career with 148 goals and 319 points in 531 games…Only Mats Sundin (259) had more goals with the franchise during that span. 2006-07: Reached the 20-goal plateau for the third consecutive season, potting 24 goals in 56 games with Toronto…Led the team in both game-winning goals (6) and power-play markers (15)…Played in his 700th NHL game on Nov. 6 vs. Philadelphia…Had a four- game goal streak (5g) from Nov. 18-24…Returned to the lineup on March 3 after missing 24 games due to injury (foot). 2005-06: Registered career-highs in goals (28), power-play goals (18), shots (189) and points (61)…Led the Leafs in power-play tallies while ranking second in goals…Recorded his 300th NHL point on Oct. 11 vs. Philadelphia…Tied a career-high with four points (1g/3a) on Oct. 14 at Atlanta. 2003-04:  Scored 21 goals in 64 games with Toronto…Appeared in his 600th NHL game on Feb. 17 vs. Boston…Missed the final 13 games of the regular season due to injury (abdomen). PLAYOFFS: Returned to the lineup on April 10 for Game Two of the first round series against Ottawa…Totaled two goals in 12 playoff contests. 2002-03: Skated in 77 games for Toronto…Set a career-high with four points (all assists) on Opening Night, Oct. 10 at Pittsburgh…Tucker’s four-assist effort tied a Maple Leafs record for most helpers in a season opener…Scored his 100th career goal on Nov. 5 vs. Tampa Bay…Played in his 500th NHL contest on Dec. 18 at Florida…Earned a five-game suspension (March 6-15) from the NHL after an on-ice incident on March 4 at Ottawa. PLAYOFFS: Shared the team lead with three assists in six postseason contests. 2001-02: Finished second on the Maple Leafs in goals (24) and points (59)…Set a career-high with 35 assists…Led Toronto in plus/minus (+24)…Registered an eight- game point streak from Dec. 6-22 (5g/6a)…Recorded his 100th NHL assist on Oct. 11 at Carolina and 200th NHL point on Dec. 22 vs. Buffalo…Reached his 400th NHL game on Oct. 23 vs. Boston…Suspended for two games by the NHL following an on-ice incident March 21 vs. Washington…Named NHL Player of the Week for the period ending April 14 (4g/5a). PLAYOFFS: Totaled four goals and four assists in 17 postseason outings. 2000-01: Played in all 82 games during his first full season in Toronto. PLAYOFFS: Recorded two assists in 11 playoff contests. 1999-00: Split the season between Tampa and Toronto…Combined for 21 goals and 51 points…Was acquired by the Maple Leafs on Feb. 9. PLAYOFFS: Tallied six points (4g/2a) in 12 playoff contests for Toronto. 1998-99: Played in all 82 games with Tampa Bay and led the Lightning in goals (21), assists (22), points (43) and penalty minutes (176)…Played in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 3 at Washington. 1997-98: Split the season between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning…Combined for 146 PIM. 1996-97: Registered 20 points (7g/13a) in 73 games with Montreal during his first full NHL season…Scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 7 at Los Angeles and notched his first assist on Dec. 11 vs. Buffalo. 1995-96: Named AHL Rookie of the Year after posting 93 points (29g/64a) in 74 games with Fredericton…Also saw action in three games with Montreal…Made his NHL debut on Jan. 13 vs. St. Louis.

Played four seasons with Kamloops of the Western Hockey League, where he tied a Canadian Hockey League record by winning three Memorial Cup championships (1992, 1994, 1995)…Was named tournament MVP of the 1994 Memorial Cup…Totaled 379 points (150g/229a) in 223 games with Kamloops…Was selected to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 1994 and 1995 and the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team in 1994…Played for Canada at the 1995 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Darcy and his wife, Shannon, have a daughter, Owynn (10), and two sons, Cole (9) and Cain (3)…Darcy’s brother-in-law, Shayne Corson, played 19 seasons in the NHL and was a teammate of Tucker’s with the Maple Leafs.

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