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Derek King

Derek King  #29

Left Wing
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: February 11, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: NYI / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
OHL Rookie of the Year (1985) OHL First All-Star Team (1987) IHL Second All-Star Team (2001) Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Leading Scorer IHL) (2001) (tied with Steve Larouche) Traded to Hartford by NY Islanders for Hartford's 5th round choice (Adam Edinger) in 1997 Entry Draft, March 18, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 4, 1997. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto for Tyler Harlton and future considerations, October 20, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent with Munchen (Germany), July 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 24, 2002.
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It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players