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Derek Plante

Derek Plante  #38

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NUMBER: 38 BIRTHDATE: January 17, 1971
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Cloquet, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 181 DRAFTED: BUF / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th   (161st overall)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1992) WCHA First All-Star Team (1993) WCHA Player of the Year (1993) NCAA West First All-American Team (1993) Traded to Dallas by Buffalo for Dallas' 2nd round choice (Michael Zigomanis) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 23, 1999. Traded to Chicago by Dallas with Kevin Dean and Dallas' 2nd round choice (Matt Keith) in 2001 Entry Draft for Sylvain Cote and Dave Manson, February 8, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 26, 2000.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery