Derek Dorsett

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Derek Dorsett
Derek Dorsett Millionaires 3.jpg
Born (1986-12-20) December 20, 1986 (age 28)
Kindersley, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
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 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, the former of which drafted him in 2006 in the seventh round, 189th overall.

Playing career[edit]

Dorsett 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.

Dorsett as a member of the Blue Jackets

Dorsett was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets 189th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Graduating from major junior, he 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, Dorsett 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 Marián Gáborík and minor league players Blake Parlett and Steven Delisle on April 3, 2013.[1]

On June 27, 2014, Dorsett was traded by the Rangers to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[2] On April 8, 2015 the Canucks signed Dorsett to a 4 year $10.6 million contract extension.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 51 5 11 16 108 13 5 1 6 35
2004–05 Kindersley Klippers SJHL 25 12 8 20 172
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
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 64 10 8 18 289 12 0 1 1 56
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 52 4 1 5 150 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 7 1 5 6 35
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
2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 7 18 25 175 6 0 0 0 20
NHL totals 410 38 60 98 1030 43 0 2 2 69

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