Derek Joslin, a depth defenseman who was apart of the Vancouver Canucks organization last season, has signed with AIK in Sweden.

Joslin was drafted in the 5th round, 149th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks from the Ottawa 67′s of the Ontario Hockey League. As a member of the 67′s, Joslin led the team in scoring among defencemen in the 2005–06 season, and was selected to take part in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.

On December 28, 2006, the Sharks signed Joslin to an entry level contract. He made his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks on January 3, 2009, in a game against the New York Islanders. Joslin was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes on February 18, 2011 in exchange for future considerations. On July 8, 2011, it was announced that the Carolina Hurricanes had agreed with Joslin on a two-year contract. After 44 games with the Hurricanes in 2011-2012, Joslin only managed to total 4 points. 

After signing with the Vancouver Canucks last year, Joslin went on to post 8 assists, 10 points, and 40 penalty minutes in 53 games with the Chicago Wolves, as well as another six points with the Worcester Sharks.

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