Friday, January 4, 2019
Darcy Rota (Vancouver, BC) played a chunk of his minor hockey career at the Bantam and Midget levels in Prince George, BC.
He went on to play Junior hockey with the Edmonton Oil Kings and helped the team to capture back-to-back Memorial Cups in 1971 and 1972. In his final season with the Oil Kings, Rota led the league in goals, netting 73 in 68 game for a 129 point season.
He was drafted thirteenth overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1973 and made his rookie debut the same year. He went on to a short stint with the Atlanta Flames, before joining the Vancouver Canucks in 1980.
Rota finished his NHL career after 794 games. 256 goals and 239 assists.