Ann-Renee Desbiens playing for Team Canada in 2017
April 10, 1994|
La Malbaie, Quebec
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb; 11 st 7 lb)|
|NCAA team||Wisconsin Badgers|
Ann-Renée Desbiens (born April 10, 1994) is a Canadian ice hockey player with the University of Wisconsin (2013–2017) and appeared with the Canadian national team. She participated at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship and the 2018 Winter Olympics. She was the first Canadian selected at the 2016 NWHL Draft, grabbed in the first round by the Boston Pride.
During her senior year, on November 6, 2016, Desbiens broke Noora Räty's for most NCAA career shutout records. In a 6–0 shutout victory against the Bemidji State Beavers, Desbiens would log career shutout number 44. At the end of her senior year, Desbiens was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Award as top female college ice hockey player in the United States.
Awards and honours
- WCHA Player of the Week (Recognized for games of November 4–6, 2016) 
- 2016 WCHA Player of the Year 
- WCHA Offensive Player of the Month, January 2017
- WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 14, 2017) 
- 2017 Patty Kazmaier Award winner
Desbiens was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship where she guided Canada to a silver medal. She was also selected to play for Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics where she again won a silver medal.
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