Patrick DesRochers

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Patrick DesRochers
Born (1979-10-27) 27 October 1979 (age 38)
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Carolina Hurricanes
ETC Crimmitschau
Augsburger Panther
Dornbirner EC
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1998
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 1999–2013

Patrick Joseph DesRochers (surname pronounced DAY-RO-SHAY) (born 27 October 1979 in Penetanguishene, Ontario) is a Canadian retired ice hockey goaltender.

Playing career[edit]

He played junior hockey for the Sarnia Sting and Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League.

DesRochers played briefly for both the Phoenix Coyotes and Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL, but spent most of his professional career in the AHL with the Springfield Falcons (for whom he is the career leader among goaltenders in games played), Lowell Lock Monsters and San Antonio Rampage.

DesRochers went to Europe before the 2006-07 season, signing with ETC Crimmitschau. He spent 2007-08 with the Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga but became a free agent after the club decided to sign a German goalie. On 12 April 2008, he was presented as the new goaltender of Norwegian team Vålerenga.[1]


  1. ^ "DesRochers to Norway" (in Norwegian). Ø 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-04-28.[permanent dead link]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Daniel Brière
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Scott Kelman