November 2, 1981|
Schomberg, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings|
New York Islanders
EC Red Bull Salzburg
252nd overall, 2000|
Bootland was drafted 252nd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche from the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League. After his final year in the OHL, Bootland signed with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent to a three-year contract on August 29, 2002.
Bootland made his NHL debut with the Red Wings in the 2003–04 season, recording two points (1–1–2) and 74 PIM in 22 games. Bootland spent the next three years with the Red Wings affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL before getting recalled by the Red Wings on March 5, 2007, playing in six games.
On September 2, 2009, Bootland signed with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. Darryl was signed to the Wings by his brother Nick, who was the Wings' director of hockey operations and head coach. While starting the 2009–10 season with the Wings, Bootland then signed for a second try-out stint with the Moose. Upon his return to Kalamazoo Bootland left again for Austria, signing with the Vienna Capitals on February 1, 2010.
The following season, Darryl continued his journeyman career, by returning to the Islanders minor-league affiliates in accepting a try-out to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers training camp. On October 1, 2010, he was assigned and signed with the Islanders CHL affiliate, the Odessa Jackalopes for the 2010–11 season.
After returning to the Kalamazoo Wings for the 2011–12 season, Bootland produced his best numbers since 2006, scoring 53 points in 67 contests. A free agent, Bootland opted for a second stint in the CHL, signing a one-year contract with the Allen Americans on July 25, 2012.
After two consecutive Ray Miron Cup championship winning seasons with the Americans, Bootland returned to the ECHL as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with the Colorado Eagles on August 12, 2014.
As a free agent with ambition to prolong his career, Bootland secured a one-year deal with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL on September 21, 2017. In the 2017–18 season, Bootland was hampered through injury and lack of playing time and after just 21 games with Orlando he was released from his contract on March 13, 2018.
Darryl married Sarah Mauldin on June 23, 2010. They raise two kids together, Trace Riley Gunter January 20, 2006 from a previous relationship and Havyn Bennett Bootland, March 3, 2013. After traveling from 2010–2014 they decided to call Colorado their permanent home base.
|1998–99||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||28||12||6||18||80||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||65||24||30||54||166||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||56||32||33||65||136||11||3||1||4||20|
|2001–02||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||61||41||56||97||137||15||8||10||18||50|
|2002–03||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||16||1||4||5||41||15||3||2||5||46|
|2003–04||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||54||12||2||14||175||4||0||1||1||2|
|2003–04||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||22||1||1||2||74||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||78||14||20||34||336||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||77||27||29||56||390||16||5||7||12||50|
|2006–07||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||68||18||13||31||222||6||1||0||1||32|
|2006–07||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||6||0||0||0||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||New York Islanders||NHL||4||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||28||2||8||10||93||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||28||8||14||22||151||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||21||3||5||8||95||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|CHL Plus/Minus Award||2002|
|Ray Miron Cup (Allen Americans)||2013, 2014|
|Kelly Cup (Colorado Eagles)||2017|||
- "Bootland takes off". Manitoba Moose. 2008-12-15. Archived from the original on 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- "Kalamazoo Wings coach Nick Bootland brings brother aboard as player". Kalamazoo Gazette. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
- "Moose sign Darryl Bootland to PTO". Manitoba Moose. 2009-11-04. Archived from the original on 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
- "Capitals commit to Darryl Bootland and Francis Lemieux" (in German). Vienna Capitals. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-05-10.[permanent dead link]
- "Former NHL player Darryl Bootland assigned to Jackalopes". Central Hockey League. 2010-10-01. Archived from the original on 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
- "Americans add former NHL'er Bootland". Allen Americans. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
- "Eagles add NHL experience". Colorado Eagles. 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
- "Solar Bears sign 2017 Kelly Cup champion Darryl Bootland". Orlando Solar Bears. 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
- "Sweeping Success: Colorado Eagles win Kelly Cup". ReporterHerald.com. 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-05.