|Final Rank:||40||Midterm Rank:||106|
|Born:||April 20, 1990||Hometown:||Abbotsford, BC|
|Born in:||Abbotsford, BC, CAN|
|Drafted:||2008: OTT (4th Round / 119th Overall)|
NHL Central Scouting's Blair MacDonald
"Derek was one of those players who was under the radar the whole season. A lot of teams were going to go see another player on his team, and I kept reminding guys to watch him too. He had a slow first half, but in the second half he got a lot more ice time and he made the most of it. He played on
Langley Chiefs head coach and GM Harvey Smyl
"Derek has really been a surprise for us in the sense that we knew he was a great player, but for him to come on the way he has in his first year in the BCHL has been outstanding and a testament to his hard work. For a big guy, he's got great hands and surprisingly good speed, too. He won't shy away from the physical side of things and has a great scorer's touch."
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.