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Deryk Engelland
Deryk Engelland
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 3, 1982  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Penguins on July 16, 2007.
Drafted: NJD / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (194th overall)
Physical, rugged defenseman.

Nickname - “Engo”

Dedicated and persistent player broke into NHL at age 28. Played first full season at NHL level in 2010-11.

Voted by Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association as the team’s representative for the NHL Bill Masterton Award - the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey in 2010-11.

Scored 1st NHL goal Nov. 12, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay.

1st NHL game Nov. 10, 2009 at Boston.

Played for Lowell, Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, and Las Vegas, South Carolina and Reading of the ECHL.

Member of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 2008 team that appeared in the Calder Cup Final.

Durable blueliner played in 100 straight AHL regular-season games for WBS. His streak was broken due to a call-up to Pittsburgh.

Originally drafted by New Jersey in the 6th round (194th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Played 5 seasons with Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League from 1998-2003.

Lives in Las Vegas during the offseason.

Married (Melissa).

Signed through 2013-14 season.
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