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Gerry Desjardins

Gerry Desjardins

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: July 22, 1944
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Sudbury, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 190
Catches: Left
AHL First All-Star Team (1968) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL Rookie of the Year) (1968) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977) Traded to Los Angeles by Montreal for Los Angeles' 1st round choices in 1969 (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Dick Redmond) and 1972 (Steve Shutt) Amateur Drafts, June 11, 1968. Traded to Chicago by Los Angeles with Bill White and Bryan Campbell for Denis DeJordy, Gilles Marotte and Jim Stanfield, February 20, 1970. Traded to California by Chicago with Kerry Bond and Gerry Pinder for Gary Smith, September 9, 1971. Traded to Chicago by California for Paul Shmyr and Gilles Meloche, October 18, 1971. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by NY Islanders from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. WHA rights traded to Michigan (WHA) by New York-Jersey (WHA) for cash, May, 1974. Rights traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders for the rights to Garry Lariviere, February 19, 1975.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players