Derek Landmesser

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Derek Landmesser
Born (1975-01-27) January 27, 1975 (age 43)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for CoHL/UHL
Thunder Bay Thunder Cats
Rockford IceHogs
Muskegon Fury
Manitoba Moose
Memphis / Mississippi Riverkings
Toronto Marlies
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1996–2011

Derek Landmesser (born January 27, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and coach who most recently served as the head coach of the Southern Professional Hockey League’s (SPHL) Mississippi RiverKings.

Landmesser started his professional career as a defenceman in 1996 with his hometown team, the Thunder Bay Thunder Cats in Colonial Hockey League. He went on to play 15 seasons of professional hockey, including 10 seasons in the Central Hockey League (CHL) where he played 627 regular season games, scoring 563 points from the blue line. He was named the CHL's most outstanding defenceman for the 2000–01 CHL season, and was three times named to the All-CHL Team.[1]

Landmesser retired as a player following the 2010–11 CHL season, and on August 1, 2011, Landmesser was announced as the new head coach of the Mississippi RiverKings.[1]

On May 24, 2018, the Mississippi RiverKings ceased operations.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
CHL Most Outstanding Defenceman[3] 2000–01
CHL All-CHL Team[4] 2004–05
CHL All-CHL Team[4] 2005–06
CHL All-CHL Team[4] 2006–07


  1. ^ a b Van Tuyl, Chris (1 August 2011). "Mississippi RiverKings tap Derek Landmesser as new coach". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Letter from the President". 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018. 
  3. ^ List of CHL Most Outstanding Defenceman
  4. ^ a b c All-CHL Teams

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