Darcy Verot

Darcy Verot (born July 13, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward.

Darcy Verot
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Verot with the Portland Pirates in 2004
Born (1976-07-13) July 13, 1976 (age 44)
Radville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Washington Capitals
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Saint John Flames
Portland Pirates
Syracuse Crunch
Wheeling Nailers
Arizona Sundogs
Lake Charles Ice Pirates
Oceláři Třinec
Vityaz Chekhov
HC CSKA Moscow
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–2014


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.[1]

Verot is married to the former Nicole Pizzolatto of Lake Charles, Louisiana and the couple have five children together.


  1. ^ "Czech Hockey Report: Goon Verot tries out in Třinec, draws Jágr's wrath". 2011-09-15.

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