Derek Joslin

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Derek Joslin
Derek Joslin Canes.jpg
Born (1987-03-17) March 17, 1987 (age 28)
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Carolina Hurricanes
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 149th overall, 2005
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2007–present

Derek Joslin (born March 17, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing with AIK IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks, Carolina Hurricanes and the Vancouver Canucks. The Sharks drafted him in the 149th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Joslin played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the Ottawa 67's. During his time in the OHL he was an All-Star and represented Canada in the Subway Super Series. After finishing his OHL career he played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Worcester Sharks, where he was also an All-Star.

Early life[edit]

Joslin was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario.[1] He began playing hockey at the age of 4 for the Oak Ridges Kings. His coach was his father, Jeff, who himself played defence at the junior level for the Peterborough Petes.[2][3] Joslin's first job growing-up was as a caddy at Beacon Hall Golf Club.[2]

Playing career[edit]


Joslin was selected in the 10th round, 200 overall, of the 2003 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) priority draft by the Ottawa 67's.[3] He made his major junior debut as a 16-year-old during the 2003–04 season, playing in 7 games, though he spent the majority of the year with the Aurora Jr. B Tigers in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). In the OJHL he amassed 16 points in 36 games.[1][3]

Joslin began following season with the 67's. He scored Ottawa's first goal of the year, which was also his first career OHL goal, against goaltender Patrick Ehelechner of the Sudbury Wolves.[3] In 68 games he registered 6 goals and 30 points.[1] The point total ranked him second on the team in defence scoring and 18th for all OHL rookies.[4] Ottawa qualified for the playoffs after finishing sixth in the Eastern Conference.[5] Joslin helped the 67's advance to the OHL Finals where they lost to the London Knights.[4] Since London was the host team for the 2005 Memorial Cup the 67's qualified for the tournament as the OHL representative despite their loss.[6] During the OHL playoffs and Memorial Cup Joslin played sparingly due to a broken Scaphoid bone.[5][7] He registered 3 assists in 21 total playoff games, while Ottawa won just 1 game in the Memorial Cup.[5][8] During the off-season Joslin was drafted in the 5th round, 149th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks.[7]

In the 2005–06 season Joslin increased his point production to 11 goals and 48 points. Leading the 67's in defence scoring and finishing 14 for defence scoring in the OHL.[4] During the season he was selected to play in the Subway Super Series. Representing the OHL against the Russian selects he played in one game without registering a point, in an OHL 5–1 victory.[9] The win helped the Canadian Hockey League go undefeated winning the series 6–0 over the Russians.[10] During the OHL playoffs he was a point a game player scoring 1 goal and 5 assists as the 67's lost their first round match up to Peterborough 4 games to 2. After the 67's were eliminated he made his professional debut playing two games for the American Hockey League's (AHL) Cleveland Barons.[4]

Joslin returned to the 67's for the 2006–07 season and on December 28, 2006 he signed an entry level contract with San Jose.[11] Shortly after signing he was named to the OHL All-Star game. In the game he notched an assisted while registering a +5 rating.[4] Joslin finished the season with almost identical scoring stats registering 11 goals, 38 assists and 49 points.[1] The assist total ranked him third on the team, while he finished tied for 16 in OHL defence scoring. He was again a point a game player in the playoffs registering 1 goal and 4 assist while the 67's lost their first round match-up with the Belleville Bulls 4 games to 1.[4] Like the year before Joslin played in the AHL following the 67's playoff elimination, appearing in three regular season and four playoff games for the Worcester Sharks without registering a point.[1]


Joslin playing for the San Jose Sharks in 2010

He joined Worcester full-time for the 2007–08 season. He scored his first professional goal, a game-winning goal, against the Manchester Monarchs on the power play.[4] He finished the season playing in a career high 80 games scoring 10 goals and 34 points.[1]

Joslin started the following season with Worcester after being one of the last players cut from San Jose's training camp.[12] By starting the season in the AHL he set, a then, franchise record for consecutive games played at 114.[13] Following an injury to San Jose defenceman Douglas Murray, Joslin made his National Hockey League debut January 3, 2009, in a game against the New York Islanders.[12] He continued to split time between the NHL and the AHL,[14] and was named to the AHL All-Star Game.[4] At the AHL All-Star Skills Competition Joslin won the Hardest Shot Contest shooting a puck at 98.6 mph and also finished second in the Puck Control Relay.[4] He finished the year playing in 12 NHL games, without scoring, and 63 AHL games registering 11 goals and 30 points.[1] The 11 goals tied a Worcester franchise record for defenceman.[4]

For the 2009–10 season, Joslin again split time between the NHL and AHL.[1] He registered his first NHL point, an assist, against the Chicago Blackhawks. It began a career high three game assist streak, which were his only points in 24 NHL games for the year.[1][4] In the AHL playoffs Joslin scored 4 goals in 11 games tying for the team lead and leading the league for defencemen.[4] In 2010–11 he remained in the NHL for the entire season and scored his first NHL goal on Andrew Raycroft of the Dallas Stars on December 13, 2010.[4] Although he was regularly a healthy scratch playing in only 17 for San Jose before a February 18, 2011 trade sent him to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations.[15] Following some injuries to Hurricanes' defenceman, Joslin received increased ice time including time on the power play.[16] After joining Carolina Joslin scored 5 points in 17 games.

During the off season Joslin became a restricted free agent. The Hurricanes sent him a qualifying offer, but could not come to terms and Joslin filed for salary arbitration.[16] The following day the two sides agreed on a two-year contract.[17] During the first season of his new contract Joslin fell behind other defenceman on the depth chart and was regular healthy scratch, only playing in 14 of the first 41 games.[18] With the belief that Carolina would trade a defenceman head coach Kirk Muller played Joslin at left wing in order to get him back in the line-up and be ready if a trade occurred. After the trade deadline passed, with no trades made, Joslin continued to play wing including his 100th career NHL game.[19] He finished the season playing in an NHL career high 44 games scoring 2 goals and 4 points.[1]

In the off-season Carolina placed Joslin on waivers, after he cleared waivers the Hurricanes bought out the final year of his contract.[18][20] Upon being bought out Joslin became an unrestricted free agent and signed with the Vancouver Canucks.[21] Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout he was assigned to the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, at the beginning of the season.[22] Joslin played 53 games for Chicago before he was assigned to the Worcester Sharks while defenceman Danny Groulx was assigned to the Wolves as part of an AHL trade.[23] After playing 13 games with the Sharks, Joslin was called up by the Canucks due to injuries to other defencemen.[24][25]

Joslin was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 5, 2013. However, the Canucks failed to give him a qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent. On July 28, 2013, Joslin left North America and signed his first European contract on a one-year deal with AIK IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).[26]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Ottawa 67's OHL 7 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 6 24 30 44 21 0 3 3 24
2005–06 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 11 37 48 40 6 1 5 6 10
2005–06 Cleveland Barons AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 11 38 49 66 5 1 4 5 4
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 80 10 24 34 44
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 63 11 19 30 40 12 0 2 2 8
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 12 0 0 0 6
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 24 0 3 3 12
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 55 5 27 32 29 11 4 1 5 4
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 17 1 3 4 8
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 17 1 4 5 2
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 44 2 2 4 35
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 4 0 3 3 0
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 53 2 8 10 40
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 13 2 4 6 7
2012–13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 116 4 12 16 63

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Derek Joslin NHL Profile". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b Sundheim 2011, p. 34
  3. ^ a b c d Campbell, Barre. "Joslin just wants to have fun: 67's rookie a big-time joker, but the kid's showing he's got plenty of game". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Sundheim 2011, p. 35
  5. ^ a b c "Derek Joslin Player Profile". Hockey's Future. CraveOnline Media, LLC. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  6. ^ "2005 Memorial Cup preview — Ottawa 67's". Western Gazette. 2005-05-19. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  7. ^ a b "Draft Coverage - Teams 2005 NHL Draft: San Jose Sharks". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  8. ^ "The 2005 Memorial Cup History". Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  9. ^ "Subway Super Series Game Report 22". Canadian Hockey League. 2005-11-28. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  10. ^ "Subway Super Series - History 2005". Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  11. ^ "Sharks sign defenseman Derek Joslin". San Jose Sharks. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  12. ^ a b "Sharks update: Semenov gets first NHL start at forward, Joslin gets first NHL start period". San Jose Mercury News. 2009-01-03. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  13. ^ "Worcester Sharks Have Bite Heading Into The New Year". American Hockey League. 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  14. ^ "Derek Joslin Player Bio". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  15. ^ Williams, Terrell (2011-02-18). "Canes Acquire Defenseman Derek Joslin from Sharks". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  16. ^ a b McLean, Adam (2011-07-07). "NHL’s Derek Joslin files for arbitration". Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  17. ^ Preston, Ken (2011-07-08). "Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Derek Joslin". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  18. ^ a b Smith, Michael (2012-07-01). "Canes Identify Free-Agent Targets". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  19. ^ Alexander, Chip (2012-03-09). "Hurricanes' Joslin plays it forward". The News & Observer. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  20. ^ Alexander, Chip (2012-06-30). "Canes place Joslin on waivers, intend to buy out contract". The News & Observer. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  21. ^ "Vancouver Canucks sign blueliners Derek Joslin, Patrick Mullen". Vancouver Sun. 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  22. ^ "Canucks re-assign players to AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves and junior teams". Vancouver Canucks. 2012-09-14. Archived from the original on 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  23. ^ "Sharks notes: Clowe out Saturday, talks trade rumors, etc.". Comcast. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  24. ^ MacIntyre, Iain (2013-04-18). "Canucks defenceman Jason Garrison adjusts on the fly". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  25. ^ "Canucks recall Derek Joslin from AHL". Vancouver Canucks. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  26. ^ "Back Derek Joslin ready for AIK" (in Swedish). AIK IF. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-07-28. 

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