Desbiens played his junior hockey with Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL.
Read Hockey’s Future’s July 2004 interview with Desbiens here.
2005-06: Turned pro and played with the ECHL Gwinnett Gladiators.
Read Hockey’s Future’s June 2006 feature on Desbiens here.
2006-07: Played his first year in the AHL. To try to stay in the lineup, he amped up the enforcement side of his resume, but he has the hands for scoring a bit as well. He had nine points and 118 PIMs in 54 games played.
Talent AnalysisDesbiens is a physical forward who hits hard and is more than willing to drop the gloves. He has decent hands and is hard to move from the front of the net.
His skating must improve significantly for his potential as a fourth liner in the NHL to be realized.