Former Vancouver Canucks Enforcer Darcy Hordichuk Has Retired


Shawn Thornton vs. Darcy Hordichuk

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Former Vancouver Canucks enforcer Darcy Hordichuk has retired from hockey.

Speaking to the Nashville Predators official site, Hordichuk says he retired following the 2013 season and is now involved in real estate:

"After spending two season with the Edmonton Oilers from 2011-12 to 2013, Hordichuk ended his NHL career and now lives with his wife and two sons, ages two and five, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Hordichuk, who now works in commercial real estate and recently completed a project he was involved in to build a private air strip in Edmonton, is enjoying having more time to spend with his family following the end of his playing days."

Hordichuk arrived in Vancouver with a bit of fanfare in 2008 after the Canucks did away with the enforcer between 2006 and 2008.

In those two years, the Canucks had used Jeff Cowan as their ‘tough guy’. He gave us good memories with the bra throwing incident, but his fighting abilities—or lack thereof—left much to be desired. Hordichuk was a welcomed addition at the time.

We remember his top-three moments


involving the Canucks:

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