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Derek Dorsett | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 192
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Derek Dorsett has two goals and four points in 18 contests in 2015-16.
Of course the number most fantasy owners will care about is 52, which is how many penalty minutes he's accumulated. He leads the league in that regard by a margin of nine PIM and it wouldn't be shocking if he stays near or at the top of the league in penalty minutes for the remainder of the season. Nov 16 - 9:20 AM

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Derek Dorsett had a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 5-1 victory over Montreal on Tuesday.

Up until that game, Dorsett has been limited to a single point in eight contests. He's typically a good source of penalty minutes, but is far from a reliable contributor offensively.
Oct 28 - 10:46 AM

Derek Dorsett has a goal and 26 penalty minutes in eight games this season.

Dorsett is typically a good source of penalty minutes, but last season he also contributed 25 points. While he might end up around that mark again this season despite his slow start, he's not a reliable player from an offensive standpoint. As long as he stays healthy and in the lineup, you can expect him to get 150-200 penalty minutes, but any points he gets should be viewed as a bonus.
Oct 26 - 11:33 AM

Derek Dorsett is thrilled that Brandon Prust is now a teammate.

The Canucks dealt Zack Kassian and a fifth round pick for Prust who will help Dorsett on the physical side of the game. Dorsett actually texted GM Jim Benning and said 'Thank you' upon hearing of the trade. Dorsett was almost solo up front in taking care of the physicality and things should be different in Vancouver this season.
Jul 2 - 10:36 AM

Derek Dorsett returned in the third period Saturday after a collision in the second stanza sent him to the dressing room.

The Canucks cannot afford another injury up front with Zack Kassian, Brad Richardson and Shawn Matthias already out, so there was a long exhale when Dorsett returned for the third. He collided with the Oilers Oscar Klefbom in the second. Dorsett ended the season with seven goals and 25 points and was third in the NHL with 175 penalty minutes.
Apr 12 - 10:20 AM

Derek Dorsett has inked a four-year, $10.6 million contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks.

Dorsett was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has 25 points and 169 penalty minutes in 77 games in 2014-15. He also leads the team with 163 hits while averaging 12:00 minutes per game. While that cap hit isn't a big increase over his current $2 million salary ($1.633 million annual cap hit), it is an awful lot to pay for a player with a relatively minimal role in terms of time on the ice. We also wouldn't count on him consistently reaching the 20-point mark over the course of that deal.
Apr 8 - 4:55 PM

Derek Dorsett scored the Canucks' lone goal on Thursday night in a 3-1 loss to Chicago.

Make it two straight games with a point for the 28-year-old, who usually finds the score sheet in the penalty summary rather than the goal scorers. He now has 25 points in 75 games.
Apr 3 - 1:36 AM

Derek Dorsett fought Cody McLeod and added a tripping minor for seven penalty minutes during Thursday night's 4-1 loss to Colorado.

Dorsett continues to lead the Canucks with 162 PIMs, owning twice as many PIMs as Zack Kassian, the second place holder. For the season, Dorsett has six goals and 23 points through 71 games to go along with the third most PIMs in the NHL.
Mar 27 - 1:38 AM

Derek Dorsett led the way for the Canucks in their 4-1 win with three points against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Dorsett scored in the second period, then added two assists. He is the type of fourth liner who will continue to excel in this day and age of less fighting because he can actually play and not be an anchor to his team. Dorsett, who finished with a plus-three rating, has six goals and 16 assists this season. Don’t forget those 150 penalty minutes, either. Chris Higgins, Shawn Matthias and Jannik Hansen got the other goals. Zack Kassian had 24 penalty minutes.
Mar 14 - 10:44 PM

Derek Dorsett was one of the few Canucks to offer anything of value to his fantasy owners in the Canucks' 4-0 loss to Los Angeles Thursday.

Despite being held off the scoresheet, Dorsett racked up nine penalty minutes to go along with two shots on goal, a hit and a blocked shot. This may not seem like much, but it was a decent fantasy line when you consider that most of his teammates walked away from the loss with little more than a negative plus/minus rating.
Mar 13 - 1:04 AM

The Canucks third line of Derek Dorsett, Zack Kassian and Shawn Matthias was a plus-nine on Friday.

All three were plus-three as Matthias picked up the hat trick while Kassian had a pair of assists and Dorsett chipped in with one. If the Canucks get this type of performance on a semi-regular basis from the line, they will be tough to stop in the playoffs.
Feb 14 - 11:31 AM

Derek Dorsett (upper body) returned to action on Sunday February 1.

Dorsett missed Friday's contest due to the ailment. He had a plus-one rating in 9:25 minutes of ice time in his return.
Feb 2 - 2:08 AM

Derek Dorsett is not expected to play against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.

Dorsett didn't practice on Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game with an upper body injury. Coach Desjardins said he "expects Dorsett to be out for a bit." We'll keep you posted as news on his condition develops. On the season Dorsett has accumulated five goals, 14 points, 95 PIMS, and 99 hits in 44 games.
Jan 30 - 8:00 PM

Derek Dorsett (upper body) didn't attend Wednesday's practice.

Dorsett left Tuesday's contest after absorbing a high hit from Ryan Kesler. The obvious fear is that he might have a concussion, but there's nothing from the Canucks yet to suggest that's the case.
Jan 28 - 3:46 PM

Derek Dorsett left Tuesday's game against Anaheim with a possible head injury.

Dorsett absorbed a high hit from former Vancouver Canuck Ryan Kesler. Officially, he has an upper-body injury, so it's not clear if he experienced concussion symptoms or not.
Jan 28 - 11:38 AM

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C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Brandon Prust
5Sven Baertschi
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
5Adam Cracknell
D1Alexander Edler
2Dan Hamhuis
3Chris Tanev
4Yannick Weber
5Matt Bartkowski
6Luca Sbisa
7Ben Hutton
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom