Darcy Verot

Darcy Verot (born July 13, 1976 in Radville, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey forward currently playing for HC CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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 in Chekhov, he was involved in multiple incidents, particularly in games against rival Avangard Omsk, in which he fought star Jaromir Jagr, who was briefly his teammate in Washington, on a couple of occasions. When Verot tried out for Czech Extraliga club Oceláři Třinec in 2011, Jagr, who owns another club in the league, expressed outrage.

Verot is married to the former Nicole Pizzolatto of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. He has four children: Ashlyn, Addison, Emerson and Sutton.

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Vityaz Chekhov - History - Kontinental Hockey League
... club, with players such as Nathan Perrott (137 minutes in 9 matches and not a single point), Darcy Verot (more disciplined and productive than in his first season with Vityaz, even though it still only ... Darcy Verot, on the other hand, led the team in penalty minutes with 376 in 34 matches ... Darcy Verot had instigated the brawl after three minutes of play when he shot the puck at an Avangard player ...