Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Derek Wilkinson
Netminder Derek Wilkinson was a part-time player for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 90s. He was better known as a junior standout and a decent minor leaguer.

Born in Lasalle, Ontario, Wilkinson was a junior B star with Chatham of the OJHL before moving up to the Detroit Junior Red Wings and the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. He was claimed 145th overall by the Lightning in 1992 and led the OHL in games played in 1993 and 1994.

The young netminder was recalled by Tampa Bay several times and made 22 appearances between 1995-96 and 1998-99. He spent the bulk of his time in the minors and enjoyed his best season with 20 wins for the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL in 1996-97.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1989-90 Windsor Bulldogs ON-Jr.B 3 1 1 0 0 6.59
1989-90 Belle River Canadiens ON-Jr.C 2 2 0 0 1 1.04
1990-91 Chatham Micmac Jrs. ON-Jr.B 24 0 3.61
1991-92 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors OHL 38 16 17 1 1 4.26 7 3 2 0 5.37
1992-93 Detroit Jr. Red Wings OHL 4 1 2 1 0 4.41
1992-93 Belleville Bulls OHL 59 21 24 11 0 4.22 7 3 4 0 4.01
1993-94 Belleville Bulls OHL 56 24 16 4 2 3.76 12 6 6 1 3.34
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 46 22 17 2 1 3.01 4 2 1 0 2.43
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 3 0 0 4.50
1995-96 Atlanta Knights IHL 28 11 11 2 1 4.10
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 0 2 1 0 4.26
1996-97 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 46 20 17 6 1 3.19 14 8 6 0 2.95
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 8 2 4 1 0 3.28
1997-98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 25 9 12 2 1 2.92 1 0 0 0 2.19
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 5 1 3 1 0 3.08
1998-99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 34 10 15 2 1 3.68
1999-00 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 31 11 13 2 0 3.47
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 1 0 0 1 0 5.00
2000-01 Belfast Giants Britain
NHL Totals 22 3 12 3 0 3.66


Signed as a free agent by Belfast Giants (Britain), September 4, 2000.
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