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7th Round - Pick #206 - Derek Mathers, RW, Peterborough (OHL)
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06-25-2011, 02:22 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
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“I just do what I need to do to protect my teammates when necessary. As an enforcer, when you do what you need to do at certain times it gets the team into games,” he explains.
Mathers used his Oct. 14 dance against six-foot seven-inch 227-pound Sarnia Sting Kyle Flemington as an example. The Petes trailed the Sting 1-0 and Mathers sparked the Petes and the crowd with a spirited tussle with Flemington. The Petes followed with three straight goals and eventually won the contest 5-4.
“You have to pick your spots because you don’t want to be fighting when you’re up 3-1 and your at their home barn. Even if the guy loses it still pumps up their crowd and it gets their team riled up to,” Mathers says.
A defenceman his entire hockey career, Mathers was told on the first day of camp that he would being playing forward."
Hmmm... sounds familiar to a fairly traumatic occurrence in my experience as a Flyers fan. Oh, right.
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