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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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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson