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Derek Smith

Derek Smith  #19

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NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: July 31, 1954
BIRTHPLACE: Quebec City, QC, Canada
DRAFTED: BUF / 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 10th   (168th overall)
Traded to Detroit by Buffalo with Danny Gare and Jim Schoenfeld for Mike Foligno, Dale McCourt and Brent Peterson, December 2, 1981.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL