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Darren Servatius (April 15, 1965 – November 20, 2019) was a retired professional hockey player who spent his entire career with the Johnstown Chiefs of the AAHL and ECHL.

Darren Servatius
Born (1965-04-15)April 15, 1965
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
Died November 20, 2019(2019-11-20) (aged 54)
Okotoks, Alberta
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Johnstown Chiefs
NHL Draft undrafted
Playing career 1987–1990

CareerEdit

Servatius played his junior hockey in the BCJHL, skating with the Salmon Arm Shuswap Totems for seven games during the 1982–83 season, and later with the Richmond Sockeyes in 1985–86

Servatius joined the newly formed Johnstown Chiefs in January 1988, as the AAHL season had already been in progress.[1] He led all Chiefs defenseman with 10 goals and 33 points during the 1987–88 AAHL season. Servatius was also known for being one of the team's "tough guys"[1] and was tied for seventh in the league (with teammate Rick Boyd) for penalty minutes.

During the 1988–89 season, the Chiefs made the jump from the AAHL to the newly formed ECHL, and Servatius was named captain upon former captain Rick Boyd's departure to the IHL. Servatius once again led the Chiefs defensemen in goals (8) and scored a career-high 55 points.

With Boyd's return, Servatius served as an alternate captain during the Chiefs 1989–90 season and finished the season with 31 points in 53 games.

PersonalEdit

Servatius had a younger brother Ron who also skated on the 1988–89 Chiefs. Like his brother had done the previous year, Ron Servatius finished the season with 199 penalty minutes, which was the second-highest total on the Chiefs and tied for seventh-highest in the league.[2]

Servatius retired after the 1989–90 season. He was the owner and operator of Pro-Fish Guiding & Rafting, located in his hometown of Fernie, British Columbia.

DeathEdit

Servatius passed away on November 20, 2019 from complications of diabetes.[3] He was 54 years old.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mike Mastovich (March 30, 2010). "History of the Chiefs, 1980s: Hockey-starved community falls for rough-and-tumble team from the very start". TribuneDemocrat.com. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  2. ^ HockeyDB.com: 1988–89 ECHL Leaders
  3. ^ Obituary: Darren Servatius (1965–2019)

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