|Born||December 20, 1986 |
Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||189th overall, 2006|
Columbus Blue Jackets
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).
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.
|2004–05||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||51||5||11||16||108||13||5||1||6||35|
|2005–06||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||68||25||23||48||279||13||4||8||12||53|
|2006–07||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||61||19||45||64||206||17||8||8||16||56|
|2008–09||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||52||4||1||5||150||3||0||0||0||2|
|2009–10||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||51||4||10||14||105||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||76||4||13||17||184||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||77||12||8||20||235||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||4||0||1||1||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||24||3||6||9||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Rangers||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||11||0||1||1||28|
|2013–14||New York Rangers||NHL||51||4||4||8||128||23||0||1||1||19|