Nicolas Deschamps (ice hockey)

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Nicolas Deschamps
Nicolas Deschamps - Kärpät.JPG
Born (1990-01-06) January 6, 1990 (age 25)
LaSalle, PQ, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Syracuse Crunch
Washington Capitals
Oulun Kärpät
Straubing Tigers
Vienna Capitals
NHL Draft 35th overall, 2008
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2009–present

Nicolas Deschamps (born January 6, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL). Deschamps made his professional debut in the AHL in 2009 when he appeared in two games for the Iowa Chops. He made his National Hockey League debut in the 2013–14 season with the Washington Capitals.

Playing career[edit]

Deschamps was a second round pick, 35th overall, of the Anaheim Ducks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

He began his junior career in 2007–08, scoring 24 goals and 67 points in 63 games for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.[1] He won the Michel Bergeron Trophy as the QMJHL's offensive rookie of the year, and was named to both the QMJHL and CHL All-Rookie Teams.[2]

After recording 65 points in 65 games for Chicoutimi in 2008–09, he was assigned to the Chops, appearing in two games before their season also ended.[3] He began the 2009–10 QMJHL season with Chicoutimi, appearing in 31 games before he was traded to the Wildcats.[4]

On January 3, 2012, Deschamps was traded from the Anaheim Ducks to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for left winger Luca Caputi. He was directly assigned to AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, and re-established his scoring presence from his rookie season to record 30 points in 40 games, to help the Marlies reach the Calder Cup finals.

During the following 2012–13 season, Deschamps was again subject to trade, when he was dealt by the Maple Leafs to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Kevin Marshall on March 14, 2013.[5]

On July 23, 2014, Deschamps signed abroad in Finland, agreeing to a one-year deal with Liiga club, Oulun Kärpät.[6] In the 2014–15 season, Deschamps struggled initially with Kärpät, registering just 1 goal in 8 games before he was released from his contract. On October 30, 2014, Dechamps signed a short-term contract with German Deutsche Eishockey Liga club, the Straubing Tigers. After 8 points in 11 games, Deschamps moved to the neighbouring Austrian Hockey League for his third brief stint with the Vienna Capitals before opting to return to North America.

On February 5, 2015, Deschamps was claimed off AHL waivers by the Syracuse Crunch from the Hershey Bears.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 70 24 43 67 63 6 2 3 5 6
2008–09 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 65 24 41 65 40 4 3 1 4 12
2008–09 Iowa Chops AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 31 18 26 44 20
2009–10 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 33 21 32 52 20 15 5 9 14 10
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 80 15 31 46 26
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 31 5 2 7 10
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 40 7 23 30 13 17 3 9 12 8
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 50 7 9 16 26
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 16 3 4 7 2 5 1 2 3 2
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 65 15 25 40 24
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Oulun Kärpät Liiga 8 1 0 1 20
2014–15 Straubing Tigers DEL 11 2 6 8 6
2014–15 Vienna Capitals EBEL 10 0 2 2 0
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nocholas Deshamps player profile". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-01-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Nicholas Deschamps player profile". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  3. ^ Émond, Serge (2009-04-14). "Nicolas Deschamps avec les Ducks en séries" (in French). Cyberpresse. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Deschamps has big impact in Moncton debut as Wildcats beat Halifax 10-1". National Hockey League. 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Capitals, Maple Leafs announce trade". American Hockey League. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Deschamps coming to Karpat" (in Finnish). Oulun Kärpät. 2014-07-23. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Tampa Bay reunites forward Nicolas Deschamps with the Syracuse Crunch". Syracuse Crunch. 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2015-02-05. 

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