Colorado Avalanche
Guillaume Desbiens
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GuillaumeDesbiens
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 210
BIRTHDATE: 04/20/1985
BIRTHPLACE: Alma, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: ATL: 2003-116 overall
Signed as a free agent by Manitoba (AHL), December 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 22, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 30, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 6, 2013.
2012-13: Spent the 2012-13 season with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, where he tallied eight points (4g/4a) and a team-high 118 penalty minutes in 52 games…Signed as a free agent with Vancouver on July 30, 2012.

2011-12: Appeared in 10 games with the Calgary Flames and 59 with their AHL affiliate in Abbotsford…Logged five fighting majors in his 10 games with Calgary, which included a run of three straight contests with a major penalty from March 11-15…Finished second on the Heat with 114 PIM…Also dressed in seven playoff games for Abbotsford…Signed with Calgary as a free agent on July 4, 2011.

2010-11: Began the season with the Vancouver Canucks and appeared in 12 games before being reassigned to Manitoba (AHL) on Dec. 14…Went on to skate in 53 regular season contests and 13 playoff games for the Moose.

2009-10: Appeared in one game for the Canucks, making his NHL debut on Oct. 11 vs. Dallas…Finished second on Manitoba in PIM (144), was third in goals (19) and fourth in points (34)…Added nine points (3g/6a) in six playoff games.

2008-09: Spent the entire season with Manitoba (AHL), where he finished second on the club in penalty minutes (158) and fourth in points (47)…Went on to dress in all 22 postseason contests as the Wolves advanced to the Calder Cup Final.

2007-08: Split the season between Chicago (AHL) and Gwinnett (ECHL).

2006-07: Spent the entire year with Chicago (AHL) where he finished second on the club in PIM (118).

2005-06: Recorded 60 points (33g/27a) and 187 penalty minutes in 65 games with the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)…Also appeared in 17 playoff games for the Gladiators, who lost to Alaska in the Kelly Cup Final…Began the year with Chicago  (AHL) and played a total of three games with the Wolves throughout the season.

Other: Spent four seasons with Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior League from
2001-05…Totaled 141 points (76g/65a) and 753 penalty minutes in 243 career games in the QMJHL…Was Atlanta’s third choice (fourth round, 116th overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft.

Personal: Name is pronounced GEE-OHM deh-BYEHN.