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Derek Dorsett
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Born December 20, 1986 (1986-12-20) (age 32)
Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 189th overall, 2006
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2007–present

Derek Dorsett (born on December 20, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He has previously played in the NHL for the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers.

Playing CareerEdit

Derek played major junior ice hockey with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and helped them win the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions in 2006–07. Dorsett established himself as a gritty player with Medicine Hat, leading the team in penalty minutes in 2006–07 while finishing tied for second in team scoring with 64 points.

He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets 189th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Graduating from major junior, Derek spent 2007–08 with the Syracuse Crunch, the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He scored his first NHL goal the following season on October 21, 2008 against Roberto Luongo in a 4–2 win against the Vancouver Canucks.

During the lockout shortened 2012–13 season, Derek was included in an trade deadline deal, along with Derick Brassard, John Moore and a sixth-round pick, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Marian Gaborik and minor league players Blake Parlett & Steven Delisle on April 3, 2013.

On June 27, 2014, Derek was traded by the Rangers to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Upon joining the Canucks, he switched his jersey number to 51, as his usual 15 was being worn by teammate Brad Richardson.

In the 2015 season, Derek posted career highs in both assists & points and scored seven goals; his most since 2012 (including three game-winning goals).

On April 8, 2015, the Canucks signed Derek to a 4 year $10.6 million contract extension. Following Richardson's departure from the team in the offseason, he changed his jersey number back to 15 for the 2015-16 NHL season where he led the league in penalty minutes with 177.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05Medicine Hat TigersWHL51511161081351635
2004–05Kindersley KlippersSJHL2512820172
2005–06Medicine Hat TigersWHL6825234827913481253
2006–07Medicine Hat TigersWHL6119456420617881656
2007–08Syracuse CrunchAHL64108182891201156
2008–09Columbus Blue JacketsNHL5241515030002
2008–09Syracuse CrunchAHL715635
2009–10Columbus Blue JacketsNHL5141014105
2010–11Columbus Blue JacketsNHL7641317184
2011–12Columbus Blue JacketsNHL7712820235
2012–13EC Red Bull SalzburgEBEL401125
2012–13Columbus Blue JacketsNHL2436953
2012–13New York RangersNHL1101128
2013–14New York RangersNHL514481282301119
2014–15Vancouver CanucksNHL7971825175600020
2015–16Vancouver CanucksNHL7151116177
NHL totals 481 43 71 114 1207 43 0 2 2 69