Andrew Desjardins

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Andrew Desjardins
Andrew Desjardins.jpg
Born (1986-07-27) July 27, 1986 (age 31)
Lively, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present

Andrew Desjardins (born July 27, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centreman who is currently playing with the Adler Mannheim of the German DEL. Earlier in his career, he played for the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Desjardins won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015. He is also notable for being one of only two players in NHL history to have worn the number 69, with the other being Mel Angelstad.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Desjardins grew up in the small town of Lively, Ontario, and played his minor hockey for the Onaping Falls Huskies (NOHA) until the bantam level in the 2001–02 season. After that year, he was selected in the 15th round, 295th overall, of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s 2002 Priority Selection by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. He spent the following 2002–03 season playing for the Rayside-Balfour SabreCats Midgets of the Great North Midget League (NOHA) before making the Greyhounds roster the following year.

Desjardins played four seasons (2003 to 2007) of junior hockey in the OHL with Sault Ste. Marie

Professional[edit]

Desjardins turned professional for the 2007–08 season, suiting up for 64 regular season and 11 playoff games for the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The following season, 2008–09, he played five games in the ECHL with the Phoenix RoadRunners and 74 regular season and 12 playoff games in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Worcester Sharks. In the 2009–10 season, he played the entire year with Worcester.

On June 26, 2010, the NHL's San Jose Sharks, the parent team of the Worcester Sharks, signed Desjardins as a free agent.[1] He originally wore number 69 with the Sharks, becoming the second player in NHL history behind Mel Angelstad to wear the number in a regular season game, though he later switched to number 10.

On March 2, 2015, Desjardins was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for winger Ben Smith.[2] Desjardins switched his jersey number to 11 upon arrival with Chicago, as 10 was currently in use by Patrick Sharp. He would win the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks the same season.[3] Desjardins signed a two-year contract worth $1.6 million on July 3 to stay with Chicago. According to his agent, "[Desjardins] loved his time there," and "took less to stay."[4]

At the conclusion of his contract, Desjardins was not re-signed by the Blackhawks and became an unrestricted free agent. On September 13, 2017, it was announced Desjardins would attend the New York Rangers' training camp on a professional tryout agreement (PTO).[5] Desjardins was suspended two preseason games for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey Devils' forward Miles Wood.[6] On October 10, Desjardins was released by the Rangers[7] and signed a deal with German Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) side Adler Mannheim for the 2017–18 season on October 12.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Onaping Falls Huskies NOBHL 32 10 18 28 85
2002–03 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats GNML
2003–04 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 55 3 6 9 41
2004–05 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 68 17 17 34 48 7 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 12 16 28 78 4 2 5 7 18
2006–07 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 65 16 26 42 96 13 2 5 7 18
2007–08 Laredo Bucks CHL 64 22 37 59 112 11 2 4 6 21
2008–09 Phoenix RoadRunners ECHL 5 2 0 2 6
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 74 8 14 22 99 12 4 2 6 13
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 80 19 27 46 126 11 2 2 4 32
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 58 12 17 29 69
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 17 1 2 3 4 3 1 0 1 4
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 76 4 13 17 47 5 1 0 1 2
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 2 1 3 61 11 0 0 0 6
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 3 14 17 86 7 0 2 2 31
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 56 5 3 8 50
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 0 2 2 7 21 1 3 4 4
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 8 5 13 30 6 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 46 0 1 1 22
2017–18 Adler Mannheim DEL 31 13 13 26 14 10 0 2 2 6
NHL totals 408 23 41 64 307 53 3 5 8 47

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Chicago Blackhawks) 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 290. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ "Blackhawks trade Ben Smith to San Jose for Andrew Desjardins". Chicago Sun-Times. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Blackhawks blank Lightning to win Stanley Cup in six games". TSN. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  4. ^ Hine, Chris (2015-07-03). "Andrew Desjardins re-signs with the Blackhawks". Chicago Tribune. 
  5. ^ "Rangers hand gritty veteran forward Andrew Desjardins PTO". NBC Sports. 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Rangers' Desjardins suspended two games". The Sports Network. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2017-10-02. 
  7. ^ "Rangers Assign Filip Chytil to Hartford". NHL.com. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Adler nehmen Andrew Desjardins unter Vertrag". www.adler-mannheim.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-13. 

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