Deryk Engelland

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Deryk Engelland
Deryk Engelland 2014-03-22.JPG
Born (1982-04-03) April 3, 1982 (age 32)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Calgary Flames
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 194th overall, 2000
New Jersey Devils[1]
Playing career 2003–present

Deryk Engelland (born April 3, 1982) is a professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Engelland played his entire junior career with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League, starting in 1998. He was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the sixth round, 194th overall, of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft,[1] and then remained with Moose Jaw until 2003.

He began his professional career in 2003 with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL. During the 2003–04 season, Engelland split time between the Wranglers and the American Hockey League Lowell Lock Monsters, then affiliates of the Calgary Flames. Engelland's first professional fight came on November 7, 2003, when he squared off with Colton Orr of the Providence Bruins. He spent the entire 2004–05 season with the Wranglers.

In 2005 Engelland joined the South Carolina Stingrays and also spent time with the Stingray's AHL affiliate the Hershey Bears. During 2006–07, he played primarily for the Bears and appeared in six games with the Reading Royals.

Engelland with the Penguins in 2012.

Engelland was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2007, and was given a two-year contract extension on February 11, 2008. He made his NHL debut with the Penguins on November 10, 2009 against the Boston Bruins. On November 14, Engelland was credited with his first NHL fight when he took on Byron Bitz of the Boston Bruins. On November 16, he earned his first NHL point by assisting on a Jordan Staal shorthanded goal during a 4-3 Penguins win over the Anaheim Ducks. On October 13, 2010, Engelland solidified himself as a feared NHL heavyweight fighter when he TKO'd Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sending him to a local hospital for the night. On November 12, Engelland scored his first NHL goal against goaltender Mike Smith of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sidney Crosby had the primary assist on this goal.[2]

On May 19, 2010, Engelland signed a one-year extension worth $500,000.[3] Engelland became a regular for the Penguins during the 2010-2011 season. Establishing himself among the Penguins blueline, on January 3, 2011, Engelland signed a three-year contract extension worth an average of $566,700 each year.[4][5]

Deryk Engelland vs Tim Jackman, November 2010.

On the January 14th, 2011 episode of TSN's Off The Record former NHL enforcer Jim Thomson selected Engelland as the best fighter in the NHL, noting how smart of a fighter he is, and calling him 'the hardest puncher by far.'

On October 12, 2012 it was officially announced that Engelland is going to play in the Norwegian Get-League, for Rosenborg IK during the NHL lockout. During the 2013-14 season he scored a career high 6 goals playing both defenseman and winger.

On July 1, 2014 Engelland, as a free agent, signed a three-year contract with the Calgary Flames.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 55 0 5 5 62 4 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 65 4 11 15 157 4 0 0 0 10
2001–02 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 56 7 10 17 102 12 0 2 2 27
2002–03 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 65 3 8 11 199 13 1 1 2 20
2003–04 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 35 2 11 13 63 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 26 0 0 0 34
2004–05 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 72 5 16 21 138
2005–06 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 35 3 13 16 20
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 37 0 4 4 77 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 44 4 6 10 95 14 0 0 0 14
2006–07 Reading Royals ECHL 6 0 3 3 8
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 80 2 15 17 141 23 1 3 4 14
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 80 3 11 14 143 12 0 2 2 6
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 71 5 6 11 121 4 0 1 1 7
2009–10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 0 2 2 17
2010–11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 3 7 10 123
2011–12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 73 4 13 17 56 6 0 1 1 14
2012–13 Rosenborg IHK GET 15 1 8 9 43
2012–13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 42 0 6 6 54 7 0 0 0 8
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 56 6 6 12 58
NHL totals 243 13 34 47 308 13 0 1 1 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". National Hockey League. 
  2. ^ "Marc-Andre Fleury earns 150th career win as Penguins top Lightning". ESPN. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Penguins re-sign Engelland". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Shelly (2009-11-12). "Engelland fills hole on Penguins' defense". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Penguins sign defenseman Deryk Engelland to three-year contract extension". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  6. ^ "Flames dip into piggy bank to lure tough guy Deryk Engelland". Calgary Herald. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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