December 17, 1984|
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
After playing four seasons at Bowling Green State University, he signed a professional contract with the Sabres on March 26, 2008. On July 14, 2010 he re-signed with the Sabres for one year as a restricted free agent. On July 7, 2011, Whitmore was re-signed to a one-year contract by the Buffalo Sabres. He made his NHL debut with the team on December 20, 2011.
To begin the 2012-13 season, Whitmore signed a try-out contract with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL, an affiliate, of the Winnipeg Jets. After 7 games, he was released from his agreement and left for Germany signing for the remainder of the campaign with Augsburger Panther of the DEL, on November 28, 2012. Whitmore scored 23 points in 26 games with the Panthers and was rewarded with a one-year contract extension.
On July 7, 2013, Whitmore used an out-clause in his newly signed contract with Augsburger to return to North America with NHL aspirations. He was signed to a one-year AHL contract with the Hershey Bears the following day. In the 2013–14 season, Whitmore was reassigned on loan from the Bears to the Adirondack Phantoms on March 12, 2014.
Whitmore opted to return to Germany in the off-season, signing a one-year contract as a free agent with the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL on August 26, 2014. In the 2014–15 season with the Roosters, Whitmore although hampered at times through injury, contributed with 16 goals in 35 games.
On May 21, 2015, Whitmore left the Roosters as a free agent to join Austrian club, the Vienna Capitals of the EBEL on a one-year contract. In his one season in Austria, Whitmore appeared in 36 games with the Capitals, providing 19 points.
After three seasons abroad, Whitmore returned to North America as a free agent before agreeing to an ECHL contract with the Reading Royals on August 24, 2017.
|2002–03||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||58||15||13||28||51||6||1||0||1||0|
|2003–04||Waterloo Black Hawks||USHL||10||2||0||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||33||11||6||17||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||34||13||6||19||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||38||19||10||29||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Bowling Green State University||CCHA||38||27||10||37||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||7||1||3||4||2||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-CCHA Second Team||2007-08|||
- "Sabres re-sign forward Whitmore". The Buffalo News. July 14, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2010.
- "Sabres re-sign MacIntyre, Whitmore and Stuart". wivb.com. July 7, 2011. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
- "Augsburger Panther sign Derek Whitmore" (in German). Augsburger Panther. November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "Derek Whitmore returns to North America" (in German). Augsburger Panther. July 7, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
- "Hershey Bears sign forward Derek Whitmore". Hershey Bears. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- "Bears add Newbury; Whitmore to Phantoms". American Hockey League. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "Derek Whitmore completes squad" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. August 26, 2014. Archived from the original on August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- "Derek Whitmore reinforces the offense" (in German). Vienna Capitals. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- "Tigers complete squad plans" (in German). Straubing Tigers. July 27, 2016. Archived from the original on July 30, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
- "Royals agree to terms with forward Derek Whitmore". Reading Royals. August 24, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 342. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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