Derek Laxdal

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Derek Laxdal
Born (1966-02-21) February 21, 1966 (age 51)
Gimli, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 151st overall, 1984
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1984–2001

Derek Laxdal (born February 21, 1966 in Gimli, Manitoba and raised in Stonewall, Manitoba) is a former professional ice hockey right winger. Since 2014 he has been head coach of the AHL Texas Stars.[1] Previously he served as head coach of the WHL Edmonton Oil Kings and the ECHL Idaho Steelheads. Laxdal led the Steelheads to the Kelly Cup championship in the 2006–07 season[2] and won the 2014 Memorial Cup with the Oil Kings.

Laxdal was drafted in the eighth round, 151st overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He played 67 games in the National Hockey League: 51 over four seasons with the Maple Leafs and 16 more over two seasons with the New York Islanders. In an almost 20 year career, he scored points at every level, including a successful four year stint in the UK between 1995/96 and 1998/99, where he iced for the Humberside Hawks, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 39 4 9 13 27 14 0 2 2 2
1983–84 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 70 23 20 43 86 12 0 4 4 10
1984–85 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 69 61 41 102 74
1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 6
1984–85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 5 3 2 5 2
1985–86 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 42 34 35 69 62
1985–86 New Westminster Bruins WHL 18 9 6 15 14
1985–86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 7 0 1 1 15
1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 7
1986–87 Newmarket Saints AHL 78 24 20 44 69
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 0 0 6
1987–88 Newmarket Saints AHL 67 18 25 43 81
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 9 6 15 65
1988–89 Newmarket Saints AHL 34 22 22 44 53 2 0 2 2 5
1989–90 Newmarket Saints AHL 23 7 8 15 52
1989–90 New York Islanders NHL 12 3 1 4 4 1 0 2 2 2
1989–90 Springfield Indians AHL 28 13 12 25 42 13 8 6 14 47
1990–91 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Capital District Islanders AHL 65 14 25 39 75
1991–92 Capital District Islanders AHL 49 7 7 14 61 4 1 1 2 10
1993–94 Ilves Liiga 17 6 5 11 20 3 1 0 1 4
1994–95 Roanoke Express ECHL 66 32 24 56 144 8 2 4 6 25
1995–96 Humberside Hawks BHL 33 29 29 58 163 7 9 4 13 16
1996–97 Nottingham Panthers BISL 31 14 14 28 54 8 1 3 4 27
1997–98 Nottingham Panthers BISL 44 24 23 47 103 6 1 3 4 10
1998–99 Sheffield Steelers BISL 29 9 13 22 32
1999–00 Sheffield Steelers BISL 18 3 3 6 20
1999–00 Odessa Jackalopes WPHL 46 28 25 53 53 2 0 4 4 4
2000–01 Odessa Jackalopes WPHL 65 21 23 44 103 11 5 3 8 31
NHL totals 67 12 7 19 88 1 0 2 2 2
AHL totals 356 108 122 230 450 31 10 10 20 86

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