Bill Derlago

Bill Derlago

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Born:

August 25, 1958 Birtle, MB, CAN

Height:

5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Weight:

195 lb (88 kg)

Position:

Centre

Shoots:

Left

Played for:

NHL Quebec Nordiques, Winnipeg Jets
Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
AHL
Fredericton Express

NHL Draft:

4th overall, 1978 Vancouver Canucks

Playing Career:

1978-1987

Biography

Taken with the 4th draft choice by the Vancouver Canucks he was voted by The Hockey News as the #1 player to ever come from the WHL ahead of greats like Niedermayer, Iginla and Sakic.

He was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1980 season where he would begin to excel.

During his 5 full seasons with Toronto he would post 30+ goals 4 times.

Injuries once again hampered his progression as he ended his career in Boston, Winnipeg and Quebec.