Mathieu Darche

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Mathieu Darche
Mathieu Darche 2007.jpg
Born (1976-11-26) November 26, 1976 (age 37)
St. Laurent, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Columbus Blue Jackets
Nashville Predators
San Jose Sharks
Tampa Bay Lightning
Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2012

Mathieu Darche (born November 26, 1976) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for several AHL and NHL clubs. Mathieu is the younger brother of long snapper J. P. Darche. After attending the New Jersey Devils training camp in January 2013, he was asked to stay with the team but ultimately chose to retire.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Darche played hockey at Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated in 1996. He has a commerce degree in marketing and international business from McGill University.[2] While attending university, Darche played four seasons of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey, where in his last year, he was named the CIS Outstanding student-athlete and was awarded the Dr. Randy Gregg Award.[3]

Professional[edit]

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Darche spent a full season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL.

He played for the Duisburg Foxes of the elite German league DEL in 2005–06 and also split four seasons between the NHL and AHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, and their affiliates. In 2006–07, he played a few games with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL but spent most of the season playing for the team's AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks. In 2007–08, Darche played with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

After starting the 2009–10 season playing for its AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs he was recalled and played his first game as a Canadien on January 20, 2010, versus the St. Louis Blues and scored his first goal for the team on January 22 versus the New Jersey Devils, which was a game-winning goal.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 McGill University CIAU 15 0 1 1 21
1997–98 McGill University CIAU 26 21 13 34 20
1998–99 McGill University CIAU 23 12 21 33 38
1999–00 McGill University CIAU 26 27 35 62 22
2000–01 Syracuse Crunch AHL 66 16 24 40 21 5 0 1 1 4
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 9 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 14 1 1 2 6
2001–02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 63 22 23 45 26 10 2 5 7 2
2002–03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 76 32 32 64 38
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 28 31 59 41 22 6 8 14 8
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 79 29 25 54 49
2005–06 Duisburg Foxes DEL 52 12 13 25 88
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 76 35 45 80 72 5 2 2 4 2
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 73 7 15 22 20
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 4 3 7 10 2
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 80 31 35 66 37 5 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 32 16 9 25 4
2009–10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 29 5 5 10 4 11 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Montreal Canadiens NHL 59 12 14 26 10 7 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Montreal Canadiens NHL 61 5 7 12 18
NHL totals 250 30 42 72 58 18 1 2 3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadiens' Darche makes retirement official". The Sports Network. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Habs' Darche to deop puck at game on friday". Boxscorenews.com. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Hockey Award winners". Canadian Interuniversity Sports. 2007-06-05. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Mathieu Darche Biography". Montreal Canadiens. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 

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