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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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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers