August 28, 1972
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
New York Islanders
|Ntl. team||United States|
73rd overall, 1990
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Career||1993 – 2007|
Darby Joseph Hendrickson (born August 28, 1972, in Richfield, Minnesota) is a retired American professional ice hockey center. He played in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche.
He was drafted in the fourth round, seventy-third overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. After being named Minnesota Mr. Hockey in 1991 for his play at Richfield Senior High School, Hendrickson entered the University of Minnesota. He played for two seasons with the Golden Gophers before joining Toronto's American Hockey League affiliate, the St. John's Maple Leafs, in the 1993–94 season. After playing on the United States hockey team in the 1994 Winter Olympics, he made his NHL debut with Toronto during the 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs, appearing in two games.
Other than a brief move to the New York Islanders during the 1995–96 season, Hendrickson remained with the Maple Leafs until midway through the 1998–99 season, when he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Chris McAllister on February 16, 1999. The Canucks left him unprotected in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft, and he was selected by the Minnesota Wild. After three-plus seasons with the Wild, Hendrickson was traded during the 2003–04 season on February 25, 2004, along with a 8th round draft pick (Brandon Yip), to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 4th round pick, which in turn was traded to the Ottawa Senators (who used the pick to select Cody Bass) in exchange for center Todd White.
During 2004–05 NHL lockout Hendrickson, as a friend of Sergei Zholtok, played 7 games in Latvian hockey league club HK Riga 2000, but after the death of Zholtok he left the club. Hendrickson spent two seasons from 2005-07 playing for EC Salzburg in the Austrian EBEL before retiring.
|1991–92||U. of Minnesota||WCHA||44||25||30||55||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||U. of Minnesota||WCHA||31||12||15||27||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||6||4||1||5||4||3||1||1||2||0|
|1993–94||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||2||0||0||0||0|
|1994–95||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||59||16||20||36||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||8||0||1||1||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||46||6||6||12||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||New York Islanders||NHL||16||1||4||5||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||12||5||4||9||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||64||11||6||17||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||8||4||12||67||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||35||2||3||5||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||HK Riga 2000||LAT||7||3||3||6||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for United States|
Played for United States in:
|Senior int'l totals||46||5||8||13||34|
|Minnesota Wild team