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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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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres