Darby Hendrickson

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Darby Hendrickson
Born (1972-08-28) August 28, 1972 (age 42)
Richfield, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Islanders
Vancouver Canucks
Minnesota Wild
Colorado Avalanche
National team  United States
NHL Draft 73rd overall, 1990
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1993–2007

Darby Joseph Hendrickson (born August 28, 1972) is a retired American professional ice hockey center. He played in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche, and is currently an assistant coach with the Wild.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted in the fourth round, seventy-third overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. After being named Minnesota Mr. Hockey in 1991 for his play at Richfield Senior High School, Hendrickson entered the University of Minnesota. He played for two seasons with the Golden Gophers before joining Toronto's American Hockey League affiliate, the St. John's Maple Leafs, in the 1993–94 season. After playing on the United States hockey team in the 1994 Winter Olympics, he made his NHL debut with Toronto during the 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs, appearing in two games.

Other than a brief move to the New York Islanders during the 1995–96 season, Hendrickson remained with the Maple Leafs until midway through the 1998–99 season, when he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Chris McAllister on February 16, 1999. The Canucks left him unprotected in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft, and he was selected by the Minnesota Wild. After three-plus seasons with the Wild, Hendrickson was traded during the 2003–04 season on February 25, 2004, along with a 8th round draft pick (Brandon Yip), to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 4th round pick, which in turn was traded to the Ottawa Senators (who used the pick to select Cody Bass) in exchange for center Todd White.[1]

During 2004–05 NHL lockout Hendrickson, as a friend of Sergei Zholtok, played 7 games in Latvian hockey league club HK Riga 2000, but after the death of Zholtok he left the club.[2][3] Hendrickson spent two seasons from 2005-07 playing for EC Salzburg in the Austrian EBEL before retiring.

He worked as a Wild commentator for FSN North, and on March 27, 2008, he was named Northwest Divisional Representative by the NHLPA.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 U. of Minnesota WCHA 44 25 30 55 63
1992–93 U. of Minnesota WCHA 31 12 15 27 35
1993–94 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 6 4 1 5 4 3 1 1 2 0
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1994–95 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 59 16 20 36 48
1994–95 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 0 1 1 4
1995–96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 46 6 6 12 47
1995–96 New York Islanders NHL 16 1 4 5 33
1996–97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 12 5 4 9 21
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 11 6 17 47
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 8 4 12 67
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 35 2 3 5 30
1998–99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 27 2 2 4 22
1999–00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 20 5 8 13 16
1999–00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 40 5 4 9 14
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 72 18 11 29 36
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 68 9 15 24 50
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 28 1 5 6 8 17 2 3 5 4
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 31 4 5 9 19
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 14 1 0 1 6
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 20 1 3 4 6 6 1 0 1 2
2004–05 HK Riga 2000 LAT 7 3 3 6 26
2005–06 EC Salzburg EBEL 31 9 10 19 12
2006–07 EC Salzburg EBEL 56 10 28 38 54 7 0 1 1 12
NHL totals 518 65 64 129 370 25 3 3 6 6

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 1996 Vienna
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1994 United States OG 8th 8 0 0 0 6
1996 United States WC 3rd 8 1 1 2 4
1997 United States WC 6th 8 0 1 1 8
1999 United States WC 6th 6 0 2 2 0
2000 United States WC 5th 7 1 1 2 12
2001 United States WC 4th 9 3 3 6 4
Senior totals 46 5 8 13 34

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1991–92

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avs deal for Darby Hendrickson". cbc.ca. 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  2. ^ "inside college hockey". insidecollegehockey.com. 2004-11-11. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Ex-wild Zholtok is dead at 31". startribune.com. 2004-11-04. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  4. ^ "NHLPA executive board selects divisional representatives". NHLPA.com. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brad Bombardir
Minnesota Wild team captain
March/April 2001
Succeeded by
Jim Dowd
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Joe Dziedzic
Minnesota Mr. Hockey
1990–91 season
Succeeded by
Brian Bonin