DARCY CAMPBELL 

Darcy was born and raised in Airdrie where he began to play hockey at 4 years old. Darcy grew up playing hockey in the Airdrie Minor Hockey system and was part of the first Airdrie Bantam AAA Extreme team to win Provincials and Western Canadians in the same year. He then played 2 years of Midget AAA Bisons out of Strathmore where he signed with the Canmore Eagles of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. 

Darcy played 2 years in the AJHL with the Canmore Eagles and Olds Grizzlies where he made the All-star game both years and Top Defenceman awards with both teams. Early into his 2nd season with the Canmore Eagles, Darcy signed an NCAA scholarship with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was traded to the Olds Grizzlies. 

After playing 3 years at Alaska Fairbanks he was approached by the Columbus Blue Jackets where he signed an entry level contract becoming Airdrie's first born player to play in the NHL. The following year he played for the Blue Jackets farm team where he suited up for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. During that season he was traded from Columbus to the Colorado Avalanche where he finished the season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. Darcy played with Lake Erie the following year where he had a brief call up with the Avalanche. 

After a 7 year professional career in North America, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy, Darcy retired from hockey and joined the Calgary Police where he is serving the community and began coaching his children in the Airdrie Minor Hockey system. Darcy has a true passion for developing kids in all aspects of the game. He noticed that there was a large focus on the skating aspect and though he feels skating is one of the more important parts of hockey he also believes that there was a gap in the team aspect and understanding of a full ice hockey game. Darcy is very excited to engage his knowledge of hockey and instill as much of it into your kids, so they give themselves the best chance at being a competitive player while enjoying the game at the same time. 

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