Verot with the Portland Pirates in 2004
July 13, 1976|
Radville, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)|
Saint John Flames
Lake Charles Ice Pirates
HC CSKA Moscow
Verot was originally signed as a free agent in 2000 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, but never made the parent team. He was later signed by the Calgary Flames, but once again was unable to make the parent team and spent his time in the minors. Verot finally broke into an NHL roster when he was signed by the Washington Capitals and played 37 games during the 2003–04 NHL season. Verot led all players in penalty minutes for the last half of the season. The lock-out before the next season ended his window of opportunity to continue in the NHL.
In late 2005, Verot signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets and played two seasons with their American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. He then moved to Russia and signed with Vityaz Chekhov of the Russian Super League (now KHL) and amassed more than 1000 penalty minutes playing for Vityaz.
While with Chekhov he was involved in multiple incidents, particularly in games against rival Avangard Omsk. Notably he fought star Jaromír Jágr (who was briefly his teammate in Washington) on a couple of occasions, losing each time. When Verot tried out for Czech Extraliga club Oceláři Třinec in 2011, Jágr, who owns another club in the league, expressed outrage.
Verot is married to the former Nicole Pizzolatto of Lake Charles, Louisiana and the couple have five children together.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database