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Darcy Rota

Darcy Rota  #18

Left Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: February 16, 1953
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Vancouver, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: CHI / 1973 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
WCJHL Second All-Star Team (1972) WCJHL First All-Star Team (1973) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984) Traded to Atlanta by Chicago with Ivan Boldirev and Phil Russell for Tom Lysiak, Pat Ribble, Harold Phillipoff, Greg Fox and Miles Zaharko, March 13, 1979. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta with Ivan Boldirev for Don Lever and Brad Smith, February 8, 1980. Missed entire 1984-85 due to neck injury vs. Los Angeles, February 2, 1984. Officially announced his retirement, December 4, 1984.
Quote of the Day

This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday