Guillaume Desbiens
Guillaume Desbiens
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
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 April 20 1985 (1985-04-20) (age 34),
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 careerEdit

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 Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL6514102411541129
2002–03Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL6415183323340004
2003–04Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL582021411991122424
2004–05Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL562716432061014525
2005–06Chicago WolvesAHL30007
2005–06Gwinnett GladiatorsECHL65332760187171061638
2006–07Chicago WolvesAHL5436911860112
2007–08Chicago WolvesAHL232133010110
2007–08Gwinnett GladiatorsECHL1025746836910
2008–09Manitoba MooseAHL7821264715822481218
2009–10Manitoba MooseAHL67191534144636917
2009–10Vancouver CanucksNHL10002
2010–11Manitoba MooseAHL531116271041313431
2010–11Vancouver CanucksNHL1200010
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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