Derek Wilkinson is a former National Hockey League goaltender. Drafted 145th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, Wilkinson played his entire NHL career with the Lightning, from 1995 - 1999. Since retiring from professional hockey, Wilkinson has been with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League serving as the teams Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations.
was created by Brian Heaton and founded in March of 1988 (Windsor, Ontario). Heaton goalie equipment quickly gained fame and revolutionized the modern day goaltending equipment industry with the unique designs, pad construction and the use of colored materials on a wide range basis. During his prime, Brian Heaton had many big name goalies in the NHL wearing his Heaton goalie equipment in the 1990’s such as Felix Potvin, Martin Brodeur, Marty Turco, Guy Herbert, Curtis Joseph, Olaf Kolzig and Garth Snow.