Darcy grew up in a hockey family, playing his minor hockey years in Winnipeg. Later, He captained the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) in 2004 and received the Most Dedicated Player Award for both his year years on the team. From 2006 through 2010, Darcy earned a scholarship to the University of North Dakota, playing for the Fighting Sioux and graduating with BSc in Exercise Science with honours.
Zajac’s pro career started in 2010 with the New Jersey Devils affiliated Albany Devils. After two years of hard work, he earned his first NHL contract in 2012. In 2015, Darcy left to play in Europe and continued to play in various leagues overseas. Darcy’s three brothers all currently play hockey: Travis Zajac (New Jersey Devils), Kelly Zajac (South Carolina), and Nolan Zajac (Sweden).
With over fifteen years of experience working with hockey players, Darcy is now the President of Zajac Hockey Development, primarily based out of Winnipeg. He has worked with and for NHL Skills Coach Glenn Carnegie (Vancouver Canucks) and NHL Skating Coach Diane Ness. Knowing the value of good mentorship and guidance at a young age, Darcy looks forward to the season with the NSWC Midget A1 team.