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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.
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp