Darcy Tucker, is one of only four people to have won 3 Memorial Cup Championships. He won all three with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. Tucker also won a Gold medal for Canada at the World Juniors in 1995. He was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the NHL entry draft in ’93. Even with an impressive junior career behind him he was still deemed too small by many to play pro. In his first year of pro in the AHL he won the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Trophy as the leagues Outstanding Rookie and scored 93 points in 74 games. The following season he made the jump to the NHL with the Habs where he spent two full seasons before being traded to Tampa Bay. Tucker played in 947 regular season and 68 playoff games in his career for the Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche. He scored 215 goals and had 261 assists for 476 points, along with 1,410 penalty minutes. Tucker was the epitome of an agitator in the NHL, a player players hated to play against but wished to have play on their team. Tucker was an icon in the greater Toronto area during his nine seasons with the Maple Leafs, as he became a fan favourite for his energetic and physical play, and his ability to agitate at the highest level while still being a consistent and effective offensive contributor. Darcy Tucker announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on October 1, 2010.
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