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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

It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday