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Derek Laxdal

Derek Laxdal

Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: February 21, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: St. Boniface, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 175 DRAFTED: TOR / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 8th   (151st overall)
Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto with Jack Capuano and Paul Gagne for Mike Stevens and Gilles Thibaudeau, December 20, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Odessa (WPHL), December 9, 1999. Played w/ RHI's Ottawa Loggers in 1995 (22-25-28-53-38) and Denver Dare Devils in 1996 (16-3-15-18-32).
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday