Former Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets blue liner Derek Meech has parted company with Dinamo Minsk, following concerns that the Manitoba native’s career may be cut short due to serious circulatory system problems. Meech averaged more than 21 minutes per game for Minsk, registering 5 assists in 23 games this season. Drafted 229th overall by Detroit in 2002, he [...]
That’s Alexander Toryanik of the KHL’s Donbass Donetsk sticking with the play and navigating around the defense for an impressive goal in a game this weekend. Toryanik burns former NHLer Derek Meech (he’s the one who tries to make the desperate diving stop) and then former Calgary Flames goaltending draft pick Kevin Lalande for the tally.
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Derek Meech signed his first European contract today, inking a one-year contract with HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Meech played his junior hockey for the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. There, he teamed with future NHL star Dion Phaneuf as the team’s top defensive pairing. On June 23, 2002, he was drafted 229th overall in the 7th round of the 2002 NHL Entry [...]
from Kristina Rutherford of Sportsnet, As the buzzer sounded at Winnipeg Arena and the Jets skated off the ice for the last time, Derek Meech stood in shock.
His face paint messy from tears, the 12-year-old was dressed in white for the final fight, and this was it.
The Jets were leaving town.
“It was hard to see them leave,” Meech, now 27, recalls. “After the game, none...