• In 2008-09, Deslauriers finished second among Rouyn-Noranda defensemen in scoring with 30 points (11-19-30) and a plus-three rating in 68 games.
• Nicknamed “Delo” he learned to skate at the age of three with his dad on an outdoor rink in Verdun, Quebec and played on his first hockey team the Verdun Cobras. He played his minor hockey for Verdun, LaSalle and Valleyfield.
• He wears number 10 in honor of Guy LaFleur and his childhood hockey hero was Mario Lemieux.
• If he could have dinner with three people he would choose: Tiger Woods, Ronaldo and Bobby Orr and if he could play in any band he’d pick Supertramp.
NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens NHL Player: Dion Phaneuf Shootout move: “Fake shot and go backhand” Goal celebration: “Hands up” Video game: NHL 09 TV Show: TSN-RDS Cartoon: Simpsons Website: www.lhjmq.qc.ca Pump-up song: “Infinity” by Guru Josh Sport (other than hockey): Golf and soccer Activity away from the rink: Going to the gym Breakfast food: Oatmeal with cereal and toast
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs