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Cedrick Desjardins
Cedrick Desjardins
Number: 30
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 192
Catches: Right
Born: Sep 30, 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Edmundston, NB, Canada
Made his NHL debut, appearing in two games for the Tampa Bay Lightning…Won both of his starts, allowing just one goal in each game (1.00 goals-against average, .968 save percentage)…Stopped 27-of-28 shots in his first NHL game, a 4-1 victory at home against the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 30… Earned his second start two days later on Jan. 1 vs. NY Rangers, making 34 saves in a 2-1 overtime win…Spent most of the year with Tampa Bay’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, where he posted a 15-6-1 record with a 2.59 GAA and .905 Sv% in 24 appearances…Was acquired by the Lightning during the offseason in exchange for Karri Ramo on Aug. 16, 2010.
2009-10: Was named to the 2009-10 AHL Second All-Star Team after leading the league with a 2.00 goals-against average in 47 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs…Finished second in the AHL in shutouts (6), was fourth in wins (29-tied) and sixth in save percentage (.919)…Appeared in 10 playoff games for the Bulldogs, posting a 6-4 record with a 2.62 GAA.
2008-09: Was signed by Montreal as a free agent on July 3, 2008…Spent the season with Hamilton of the AHL, appearing in 30 games…Finished tied for seventh in the league with four shutouts.
2007-08: Was namedECHL Playoff MVP after leading the Cincinnati Cyclones to the Kelly Cup title…Compiled an 11-4 postseason record with a league-best 1.83 goals-against average and .939 save percentage…Led the ECHL with five shutouts during the regular season, going 16-4-2 with a 1.91 GAA in 22 contests…Also spent 12 games with Hamilton (AHL).
2006-07: Was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team in his first season with Cincinnati…Finished with a 24-19-1 record and four shutouts…Also made his AHL debut, appearing in three contests with Hamilton.
2005-06: Backstopped the Quebec Remparts to the 2006 Memorial Cup, earning the Hap Emms
Trophy as the tournament’s most valuable goaltender…Was also named to the Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team…Led the QMJHL with five shutouts during the regular season, compiling a 28-10-0 record in 41 appearances.
2004-05: Led the QMJHL in both regular season (30) and playoff (12) wins as a member of Rimouski Oceanic…Was 30-7-4 in 44 regular season outings and 12-1 in 13 postseason contests.
2003-04: Appeared in 20 games for Rimouski.
Personal: Last name is pronounced deh-ZHAHR-dai.
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