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Guillaume Desbiens
Guillaume Desbiens.jpg
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Calgary Flames
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
Vancouver Canucks
Born (1985-04-20)April 20, 1985,
Alma, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 116th overall, 2003
Atlanta Thrashers
Pro Career 2005 – present

Guillaume Desbiens (born April 20, 1985 in Alma, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[]

Desbiens played major junior in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for four seasons, being drafted 116th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers after his second year with the Huskies. He turned pro in 2005–06, splitting the season between the Chicago Wolves of the AHL and the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL. Despite having signed an NHL contract with the Thrashers, Desbiens did not suit up in any pre-season or regular season games with Atlanta.[1] He played in the Thrashers' farm system between the Wolves and Gladiators until the end of the 2007–08 season, when he was released by his NHL team.[1]

Desbiens joined the Manitoba Moose of the AHL as a walk-on in 2008–09.[1] Following his first season with the Moose, he was signed by their NHL affiliate, the Vancouver Canucks on July 22, 2009.[2] Assigned to the Moose to start the 2009–10 season, he was recalled by the Canucks after an injury to Daniel Sedin[3] and made his NHL debut with the Canucks on October 11, 2009. He played nine-and-a-half minutes on the third line with Kyle Wellwood and Tanner Glass in a 4–3 win against the Dallas Stars.[1] After his one-game stint, he was sent back down to the Moose in favour of Michael Grabner.[4]

After a training camp where he impressed the Canucks coaching staff, Desbiens made the Canucks' 2010-2011 opening night lineup. He played in every game until November 5th, when he broke his hand, sidelining him indefinitely.[5]

On July 4, 2011, Desbiens signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames.

Career statistics[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 65 14 10 24 115 4 1 1 2 9
2002–03 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 64 15 18 33 233 4 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 58 20 21 41 199 11 2 2 4 24
2004–05 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 56 27 16 43 206 10 1 4 5 25
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 0 0 7
2005–06 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 65 33 27 60 187 17 10 6 16 38
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 54 3 6 9 118 6 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 23 2 1 3 30 1 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 10 2 5 7 46 8 3 6 9 10
2008–09 Manitoba Moose AHL 78 21 26 47 158 22 4 8 12 18
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 67 19 15 34 144 6 3 6 9 17
2009–10 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Manitoba Moose AHL 53 11 16 27 104 13 1 3 4 31
2010–11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 12 0 0 0 10
NHL totals 13 0 0 0 12
AHL totals 278 56 64 120 561 48 8 19 27 68
ECHL totals 75 35 32 67 233 25 13 12 25 48

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