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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.
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Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis