Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Right Wing Derek Dorsett

Dorsett inks three-year deal after scoring career-high 12 goals and leading NHL with 235 PIM in 2011-12

Wednesday, 05.23.2012 / 10:29 AM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer


COLUMBUS, OHIO –
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Derek Dorsett to a three-year contract, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Dorsett (pronounced DOHRS-iht) registered 12 goals and eight assists for 20 points and had 235 penalty minutes in 77 games with the Blue Jackets in 2011-12. He led the NHL in penalty minutes and is one of only three players since the start of the 1996-97 season to lead the league in that category and post double digit goals. He set career highs in goals, points, penalty minutes, games played, shots (137) and time on ice average (14:41), while leading the club in hits (199) and ranking fourth in takeaways (36).

“Derek is an extremely competitive and hard-working player,” said Howson. “He has improved every year and we look forward to his continued growth as a player and leader on our team.”

The 25-year-old was Columbus’ ninth pick, 189th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft. He has collected 24-32-56 and 674 penalty minutes in 256 career NHL games. Dorsett made his NHL debut at Phoenix on October 11, 2008 and went on to lead NHL rookies in penalty minutes (150) that season. He has improved his point total in each of his four seasons and has the third-most penalty minutes in the NHL since the start of the 2008-09 season (Zenon Konopka-794, Chris Neil-709).

A native of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Dorsett played three seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League from 2004-07. He tallied 49-79-128, 593 penalty minutes and a +42 cumulative plus/minus rating in 180 career WHL games. He added 21-13-34 and 144 penalty minutes in 43 career playoff games, helping the Tigers win the 2007 WHL Championship. He made his professional debut with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League in 2007-08 and went on to record 11-13-24, 324 penalty minutes and a +7 cumulative plus/minus rating in 71 career AHL games.

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