Darcy Robinson

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Darcy Robinson
Born (1981-05-03)May 3, 1981
Kamloops, BC, CAN
Died September 27, 2007(2007-09-27) (aged 26)
Asiago, Italy
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 239 lb (108 kg; 17 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Wheeling Nailers
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
HC Asiago
NHL Draft 233rd overall, 1999
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2001–2007

Darcy Robinson (May 3, 1981 – September 27, 2007) was an Italian/Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who was a former Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick. Robinson split five seasons between the AHL and ECHL, playing for both Pittsburgh Penguins' affiliates in Wilkes-Barre and Wheeling before joining HC Asiago in 2005.


Robinson started his third season with Asiago HC on September 27, 2007. Less than 3 1/2 minutes into the opening game[1] of the 2007-08 Serie A season vs Ritten-Renon,[2] Robinson collapsed to the ice without being hit,[3] suffering a heart attack. He was pronounced dead before he reached the hospital. The team was informed of Robinson's death with less than 8 minutes left in the game, and the game was suspended.[1] At the time of his death, Robinson was 26 years old.

Serie A would later cancel all of the scheduled games the following night, postponed the match between Asiago and Pontebba two nights later, and all of the games scheduled on the upcoming weekend. The ANSA news agency reported Friday the local prosecutor's office has opened an official inquiry into Robinson's death.[1]

It was later discovered that Robinson had a rare heart condition that factored into his heart attack.


Robinson held dual citizenship as an Italian/Canadian[4] at the time of his death and was looking to qualify for the Italian national hockey team.

Robinson was one of several members of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to be featured in the documentary "Chasing The Dream".


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  1. ^ a b c Allan Maki (September 28, 2007). "Darcy Robinson's death brings shock". theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Eurohockey.com: Darcy Robinson player profile
  3. ^ Associated Press (September 27, 2007). "Canadian dies during game in Italian hockey league". thestar.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ Eurohockey.net: Darcy Robinson player profile

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