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Derek Sanderson

Derek Sanderson  #16

Center
NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: June 16, 1946
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 185
Shoots: Left
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1967-1968
OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1966) OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1967) Calder Memorial Trophy (1968) Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Signed as a free agent by Boston after securing release from Philadelphia (WHA), February, 1973. Traded to NY Rangers by Boston for Walt McKechnie, June 12, 1974. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers for NY Rangers' 1st round choice (previously acquired, NY Rangers selected Lucien DeBlois) in 1977 Amateur Draft, October 30, 1975. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis for cash, February 18, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, March 14, 1978.
Quote of the Day

I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday