Bears sign Whitmore to AHL deal

After a season with Augsburg of the DEL, Derek Whitmore is back in the AHL with the Hersey Bears.

Whitmore, 28, began last season with the AHL’s St. John’s Ice Caps before heading to Germany. After only seven games with St. John’s, Whitmore was released from his tryout deal, and left for Germany. In his stint with St. John’s, the forward had one goal and three assists.

In order to come back to the AHL, it was reported that Whitmore exercised an opt-out clause in his DEL contract extension, which was signed after he put up nine goals and 14 assists in 26 games.

Prior to signing on with St. John’s and, now, Hershey, Whitmore had spent several seasons between the Rochester Americans and Portland Pirates. In 325 career AHL games, Whitmore has scored 86 goals and 66 assists, as well as adding seven goals and six assists in 24 playoff contests.

The deal with Hershey is for one season.

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