December 17, 1984 |
Rochester, NY, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
After playing four seasons at Bowling Green State University, he signed a professional contract with the Sabres on March 26, 2008. On July 14, 2010 he re-signed with the Sabres for one year as a restricted free agent. On July 7, 2011, Whitmore was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Buffalo Sabres. He made his NHL debut with the team on December 20, 2011.
To begin the 2012-13 season, Whitmore signed a try-out contract with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL, an affiliate, of the Winnipeg Jets. After 7 games, he was released from his agreement and left for Germany signing for the remainder of the campaign with Augsburger Panther of the DEL, on November 28, 2012. Whitmore scored 23 points in 26 games with the Panthers and was rewarded with a one-year contract extension.
On July 7, 2013, Whitmore used an out-clause in his newly signed contract with Augsburger to return to North America with NHL aspirations. He was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Hershey Bears the following day. In the 2013–14 season, Whitmore was reassigned on loan from the Bears to the Adirondack Phantoms on March 12, 2014.
Whitmore opted to return to Germany in the off-season, signing a one-year contract as a free agent with the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL on August 26, 2014.
|2002–03||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||58||15||13||28||51||6||1||0||1||0|
|2003–04||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||10||2||0||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||33||11||6||17||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||34||13||6||19||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||38||19||10||29||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||38||27||10||37||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||7||1||3||4||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-CCHA Second Team||2007-08|||
- "Sabres re-sign forward Whitmore". The Buffalo News. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
- "Sabres re-sign MacIntyre, Whitmore and Stuart". wivb.com. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
- "Augsburger Panther sign Derek Whitmore" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
- "Derek Whitmore returns to North America" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- "Hershey Bears sign forward Derek Whitmore". Hershey Bears. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
- "Bears add Newbury; Whitmore to Phantoms". American Hockey League. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
- "Derek Whitmore completes squad" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 342. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Derek Whitmore's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Derek Whitmore's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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