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Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Center
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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I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.

— Jordan Eberle on taking his game and the Edmonton Oilers to the next level