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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

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3