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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Official Press Release - Habs Sign Cederick Desjardins

CANADIENS SIGN CÉDRICK DESJARDINS TO A ONE-YEAR DEAL

MONTREAL (July 20, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the signing of goaltender Cédrick Desjardins to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2010-11 season. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Desjardins, 24, led all AHL goaltenders in 2009-10 with a 2.00 goals- against average in 47 games. He posted a 29-9-4 record, finishing fourth in the league in wins, second in shutouts (6) and sixth with a .919 save percentage.

Desjardins helped the Bulldogs reach the AHL Western Conference Finals, while posting a 6-4-0 record in 10 playoff games. He played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2010 and was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team. His 29 wins set a franchise record for the most in a season by a Bulldogs goaltender. He also set a franchise record with the longest shutout streak by a Bulldogs goaltender (212:37 mins).

The 6-foot, 194-pound goaltender played 92 career regular season games with the Bulldogs. He posted a 41-26-6 record along with 10 shutouts. Desjardins won the Kelly Cup with the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones in 2007-08 (Playoff MVP), and the Memorial Cup with the Quebec Remparts in 2006.

A native of Edmundston, New Brunswick, Desjardins joined the Canadiens as a free agent on July 3, 2008.

2 comments:

Desjardins will never have a spot with the Habs as long as Price who's the same age is on the team. He would however be a decent high throw in to a deal if one presented itself. Young AHL All-Star goalie with potential.

Agreed. Bringing Desjardins up would be bringing up another young goaltender to challenge Price.

From the moves PG made this offseason, it's pretty clear they don't want him to be challenged in that way.

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