December 20, 1986 |
Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|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 December 20, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played in the NHL for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers, the former of which drafted him in 2006 in the seventh round, 189th overall.
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 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 lock-out-shortened 2012–13 season, Dorsett was included in a 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.
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. 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, he posted career highs in both assists and points, and scored seven goals; his most since 2012 (including three game-winning goals). On April 8, 2015, the Canucks signed Dorsett to a four-year $10.6 million contract extension. Following Richardson's departure from the team in the offseason, Dorsett changed his jersey number back to 15 for the 2015–16 NHL season, where he led the league in penalty minutes with 177.
On December 5, 2016, the Canucks announced that Dorsett required cervical disc surgery in his neck; sidelining him indefinitely. He had managed one goal and three assists in 14 games up to that point in the 2016–17 NHL season.
|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|
Dorsett's and his wife, Allison Humbert, have a son named Dylan who was born in Vancouver on December 12, 2014.
- "Kekalainen injects life into Blue Jackets with Gaborik". National Hockey League. April 3, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- Canucks, Vancouver (2014-06-27). "Canucks acquire Derek Dorsett from Rangers". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
- "Canucks sign Derek Dorsett, Luca Sbisa to contract extensions, making cap picture tighter next year | The Hockey News". www.thehockeynews.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
- "Derek Dorsett to Undergo Neck Surgery". Vancouver Canucks. 2016-12-05. Retrieved 2016-12-17.
- "Canucks Game Day: New dad Dorsett gets ready to face old teammates on Rangers". theprovince.com. December 13, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2016.