Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Derek Bekar
Despite being drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft left winger Derek Bekar elected to take his game to the NCAA level rather than go the junior route. Bekar spent the next three years at New Hampshire University where he excelled on the ice and was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team in 1998.

In 1998-99 Bekar began his pro career when he joined the Blues farm team, the Worcester Ice Cats of the American Hockey League. During his second year with the 'Cats Bekar reached the 20-goal plateau and also earned a brief call-up to St. Louis.

After getting off to a slow start the following campaign with Worcester the Blues traded him to the Washington Capitals. Though he was never given a chance to suit up for the Capitals, Bekar did manage to rediscover his touch with their farm team and contributed 19 goals and 35 points in 58 games.

At seasons end Bekar became a free agent and signed a deal with the Los Angeles Kings. Though Bekar did earn a call-up from the Kings early in the 2001-02 season, he never got into their line up and was soon sent back to their affliate in Manchester. With the Manchester Monarchs Bekar enjoyed his most productive season as professional scoring 27 goals and 47 points, both career highs. After one more season in the Kings system, Bekar signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders in the summer of 2003.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL 29 25 24 49 68
1993-94 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 62 20 31 51 77
1994-95 Powell River Paper Kings BCJHL 46 33 29 62 35
1995-96 U. of New Hampshire H-East 34 15 18 33 4
1996-97 U. of New Hampshire H-East 39 18 21 39 34
1997-98 U. of New Hampshire H-East 35 32 28 60 46
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 51 16 20 36 6 -3 4 0 0 0 0
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Worcester IceCats AHL 71 21 19 40 26 -5 7 0 3 3 2
2000-01 Worcester IceCats AHL 18 5 2 7 10 +3
2000-01 Portland Pirates AHL 58 19 16 35 49 -8 3 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 74 27 20 47 42 +4 5 1 4 5 2
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 6 0 0 0 4 -1
2002-03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 51 19 19 38 49 +6 3 0 0 0 2
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 2 0
2003-04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 24 11 35 57 +4 3 2 2 4 0
2004-05 Dundee Stars Britain-2 3 2 1 3 4
2004-05 Springfield Falcons AHL 51 8 14 22 22 -16
2005-06 EHC Basel Swiss 10 5 2 7 8 5 3 2 5 0
2006-07 Hannover Scorpions Germany 50 11 10 21 44 6 1 1 2 4
NHL Totals 11 0 0 0 6


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1998) Traded to Washington by St. Louis for Mike Peluso, November 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 25, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Dundee (Britain-2), November 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Springfield (AHL), November 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chur (Swiss-2), June 30, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Hannover (Germany), July 25, 2006.
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