After scoring AHL Player Of The Week honors the last week of November for his 5 goals, +3 performance in a couple of games with Rochester Americans, assistant captain, left wing Derek Whitmore(21) received his first ever call-up to the NHL.
Originally undrafted, he has played in Buffalo Sabres‘ prospect system for 4 years. He was re-signed twice in the past two seasons as his numbers have steadily increased playing for their AHL affiliates.
In two games, he has yet to put up a point but has played over 10 minutes in each of the contests. He’s always been a very accountable player out there.
He currently leads the Amerks in scoring with 13 goals and 7 assists in 29 games.