May 13, 1973 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Binghamton Rangers
Schwenninger Wild Wings
Rouen HE 76
|NHL Draft||37th overall, 1991
New York Rangers
Darcy Werenka (born May 13, 1973 in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Beaumont, Alberta) is a Canadian-Austrian former professional ice hockey defenceman whose career spanned over 20 years enjoying most success in the European Leagues.
Werenka was drafted 37th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, but never played in the NHL, instead spending three seasons in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Rangers.
After playing for different IHL teams in two seasons, Werenka moved to Europe and joined Austrian side Vienna Capitals in 1997, spending two seasons with them. After a season back in the IHL with the Utah Grizzlies, Werenka returned to Europe and played in Finland's SM-liiga, splitting the year with Jokerit and HPK. He then played two seasons in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, playing for the Schwenningen Wild Wings and the Kölner Haie. In 2003 he returned to Vienna and has played for them since. He has been a member of the Capitals since 2003 and helped guide the team to their first ever Austrian ice hockey championship in 2005.
In April 2008 he gained Austrian Citizenship. Werenka promptly made his debut for the Austrian National Team at the following 2008 IIHF World Championships in Division I. He finished his international career with over 60 appearances.
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