Derek Whitmore

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Derek Whitmore
Derek Whitmore.jpg
Born (1984-12-17) December 17, 1984 (age 30)
Rochester, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Iserlohn Roosters
Buffalo Sabres
Augsburger Panther
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Derek Robert Whitmore (born December 17, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] On July 7, 2011, Whitmore was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Buffalo Sabres.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] He was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Hershey Bears the following day.[5] In the 2013–14 season, Whitmore was reassigned on loan from the Bears to the Adirondack Phantoms on March 12, 2014.[6]

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.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Butte Irish AWHL 54 21 21 42 19
2002–03 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 58 15 13 28 51 6 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Lincoln Stars USHL 45 19 23 42 22
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
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL 8 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 77 11 11 22 17 5 1 1 2 2
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 78 18 16 34 24 4 3 1 2 0
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 80 27 20 47 20 12 4 4 8 4
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 75 28 16 44 25 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 7 1 3 4 2
2012–13 Augsburger Panther DEL 26 9 14 23 40 2 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 26 4 5 9 13
2013–14 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 18 5 6 11 4
AHL totals 369 95 77 172 107 24 7 6 13 6
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2007-08 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabres re-sign forward Whitmore". The Buffalo News. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Sabres re-sign MacIntyre, Whitmore and Stuart". wivb.com. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Augsburger Panther sign Derek Whitmore" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Derek Whitmore returns to North America" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Hershey Bears sign forward Derek Whitmore". Hershey Bears. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Bears add Newbury; Whitmore to Phantoms". American Hockey League. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  7. ^ "Derek Whitmore completes squad" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  8. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 342. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

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