Cedrick Desjardins

Posted: February 21, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Colorado Avalanche

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The Good: Desjardins is a strong butterfly goalie with quick reflexes. Still raw, he will need to develop his technique in order to start in the AHL. He has sound mentally and knows what it takes to win a tough and important game. He will not impress you but will make the saves nonetheless. Desjardins is a high-energy goalie that has had terrific success at both the QMJHL and AHL levels.  He proved he has NHL upside back in January with Tampa Bay and makes a terrific starter for Lake Erie. He’s an aggressive goalie with very quick hands and has an outstanding work ethic. Desjardins moves well and displays a lot of energy. His ability to square up to pucks and maintain a straight upper body allows him to appear much bigger than his 6-foot-0, 192-pound frame. He has a flared out butterfly stance and holds his hands in a very effective manner – up high and in front of his body. He also holds them away from his sides, which adds to his “wide” appearance.  Overall, he is a strong goaltender with upside.

The Bad: Desjardins will need to work on limiting and economizing his footwork and movements as time goes on. This will go a long way in making him even more durable at the highest possible level and help with areas such as rebound control and absorbing shots on deflected, re-directed and tipped shots. He will sometimes over-commit to covering the lower half of the net and gets beaten top shelf.

 

Awards and honours

Award Year
CHL
QMJHL Champion 2004–05
Memorial Cup Champion 2005–06
Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2005–06
Memorial Cup Hap Emms Memorial Trophy 2005–06
ECHL
Kelly Cup Champion 2007–08
Kelly Cup Playoffs MVP 2007–08
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2009–10
Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award 2009–10

 

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2002–03 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 23 1 19 0 1239 109 0 5.28 .870
2003–04 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 20 8 11 0 1119 72 0 3.86 .901 1 0 0 14 0 0 1.000 0.00
2004–05 Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 44 30 7 4 2439 120 2 2.95 .909 13 12 1 767 34 1 2.66 .926
2005–06 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 41 28 10 0 2254 111 5 2.95 .906 23 14 9 1413 60 1 2.55 .927
2006–07 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 44 24 19 1 2648 112 4 2.54 .917 10 6 4 595 28 2 2.82 .913
2006–07 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 0 2 0 142 7 0 2.96 .879
2007–08 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 22 16 4 2 1285 41 5 1.92 .934 16 11 4 947 29 1 1.84 .939
2007–08 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 12 4 3 2 572 29 0 3.04 .909
2008–09 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 30 16 12 0 1718 73 4 2.55 .919
2009–10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 47 29 9 4 2576 86 6 2.00 .919 10 6 4 596 26 1 2.62 .902
2010–11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 24 15 6 1 1391 60 1 2.59 .905
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 2 2 0 0 120 2 0 1.00 .968
NHL totals 2 2 0 0 120 2 0 1.00 .968

Undrafted

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