Derek Harmsworth

Derek Harmsworth


NHL Media Certified in January of 2008, Derek Harmsworth covers the Toronto Maple Leafs and the NHL. He also covers Hockey Canada and the Major Junior circuit.

Derek has spent the better part of the past year knocking on doors, and getting his name out there in an effort to bring you the most exclusive coverage of the Maple Leafs, as well as the NHL.

Aside from regular articles featured on Bleacher Report, Derek also is getting set for the OHL All Star Classic in Windsor, which he will be covering for the website, with in-depth coverage and interviews you won't find anywhere else. He is also set to get a seat in the Toronto Marlies press box, beginning this January.

He also co-hosts a weekly radio show alongside Josh Lewis called Leafs Talk Today. The show can be heard every Wednesday at 1:30 PM Eastern. For more on the show and to listen live, head over to

Aside from his passion of covering the Leafs and hockey, Derek is also awaiting word on MLB Media Certification, in hopes of covering the upcoming Toronto Blue Jays season, as well as providing Bleacher Report with coverage of the World Baseball Classic.

Derek currently resides near London, Ontario, and lives with his girlfriend and their son, Riley

--Interviews With NHL Star Brian Rolston, Darren Helm, Alex Steen
--Interviews with hockey prospects Dale Mitchell, Chris DiDomenico and Angelo Esposito
--Interviews with hockey personalities like Joe Bowen, Scott Mitchell, and Darren Dreger
--Northeast preview featured on CBS Sports website (September 2008)
--Brian Burke article featured on CBS Sports website (November 2008)
--Toronto Maple Leafs community leader
--NHL Co-Community Leader

If you would like to contact Derek for any reason, you can do so by sending an email to

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  • Svyato Rovenchuk posted 2865 days ago

    Svyato Rovenchuk

    If you have time check this out.

  • Blaine Spence posted 2913 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    It's that time again:

  • JW Nix posted 2952 days ago

    JW Nix

    another great piece b/r blows off :

  • JW Nix posted 2987 days ago

    JW Nix

    I think you may dig this piece written on hockey by K.D.

  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 3003 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    Is Craig Anderson really all that he's cracked up to be? Find out in my latest article and please feel free to leave feedback!


  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 3013 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    Hi There,

    Take a look at my latest article on Roberto Luongo's captaincy whenever you get a spare moment, I'd really appreciate it and please feel free to drop a comment.


  • Blaine Spence posted 3033 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    taken by cancer too early:

    Happy Birthday "Ironhead" where ever you are!

  • Mark Ritter posted 3046 days ago

    Mark Ritter

    Hey Derek,

    I noticed in your Bio you state that you are NHL certified, how do you get that accreditation?

    Like your work, always strong,



  • Patrick Cwiklinski posted 3054 days ago

    Patrick Cwiklinski

    I'm back on hockey!

    Please take a look at my latest article documenting Tim Thomas' rise from nothing to become one of the NHL's premier goaltenders when you get a free moment.