Derek Whitmore
Derek Whitmore.jpg
Born December 17 1984 (1984-12-17) (age 34),
Rochester, NY, USA
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
DEL team
F. teams
Iserlohn Roosters
Buffalo Sabres
Augsburger Panther
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Derek Robert Whitmore (born December 17, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing careerEdit

After playing four seasons at Bowling Green State University, he signed a professional contract with the Sabres on March 26, 2008. On July 14, 2010 he re-signed with the Sabres for one year as a restricted free agent.[1] On July 7, 2011, Whitmore was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Buffalo Sabres.[2] He made his NHL debut with the team on December 20, 2011.

To begin the 2012-13 season, Whitmore signed a try-out contract with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL, an affiliate, of the Winnipeg Jets. After 7 games, he was released from his agreement and left for Germany signing for the remainder of the campaign with Augsburger Panther of the DEL, on November 28, 2012.[3] Whitmore scored 23 points in 26 games with the Panthers and was rewarded with a one-year contract extension.

On July 7, 2013, Whitmore used an out-clause in his newly signed contract with Augsburger to return to North America with NHL aspirations.[4] He was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Hershey Bears the following day.[5] In the 2013–14 season, Whitmore was reassigned on loan from the Bears to the Adirondack Phantoms on March 12, 2014.[6]

Whitmore opted to return to Germany in the off-season, signing a one-year contract as a free agent with the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL on August 26, 2014.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Butte IrishAWHL5421214219
2002–03 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL581513285161010
2003–04 Lincoln StarsUSHL4519234222
2003–04 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL102026
2004–05 Bowling Green State University CCHA331161714
2005–06 Bowling Green State University CCHA341361917
2006–07 Bowling Green State University CCHA3819102920
2007–08 Bowling Green State University CCHA3827103733
2007–08 Rochester Americans AHL81012
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL771111221751122
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL781816342443120
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL8027204720124484
2011–12 Rochester AmericansAHL752816442530000
2011–12 Buffalo SabresNHL20000
2012–13 St. John's IceCapsAHL71342
2012–13 Augsburger PantherDEL26914234021010
2013–14 Hershey BearsAHL2645913
2013–14 Adirondack PhantomsAHL1856114
AHL totals 369 95 77 172 107 24 7 6 13 6
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2007-08 [8]


  1. Sabres re-sign forward Whitmore. The Buffalo News (2010-07-14). Retrieved on 2010-07-14.
  2. Sabres re-sign MacIntyre, Whitmore and Stuart. (2011-07-07). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  3. Augsburger Panther sign Derek Whitmore (German). Augsburger Panther (2012-11-28). Retrieved on 2012-11-28.
  4. Derek Whitmore returns to North America (German). Augsburger Panther (2013-07-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  5. Hershey Bears sign forward Derek Whitmore. Hershey Bears (2013-07-08). Retrieved on 2013-07-08.
  6. Bears add Newbury; Whitmore to Phantoms. American Hockey League (2014-03-12). Retrieved on 2014-03-12.
  7. "Derek Whitmore completes squad" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters (2014-08-26). Retrieved on 2014-08-26.
  8. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 342. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

External linksEdit

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Derek Whitmore. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.