Nicolas Deschamps (ice hockey)
January 6, 1990 |
LaSalle, PQ, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||35th overall, 2008
Nicolas Deschamps (born January 6, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for IK Oskarshamn of the HockeyAllsvenskan (Allsv). 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.
He began his junior career in 2007–08, scoring 24 goals and 67 points in 63 games for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. 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.
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. He began the 2009–10 QMJHL season with Chicoutimi, appearing in 31 games before he was traded to the Wildcats.
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.
On July 23, 2014, Deschamps signed abroad in Finland, agreeing to a one-year deal with Liiga club, Oulun Kärpät. 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. After 12 games with the Crunch, Deschamps was re-assigned to the ECHL with the Florida Everblades to finish the year.
In the off-season, Deschamps opted to return to Europe, signing a one-year deal with second division Swedish club, IK Oskarshamn of the Allsvenskan on July 22, 2015.
Regular season and playoffs
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