Philippe Desrosiers
Image: QMJHL

Philippe Desrosiers

Hometown:

St-Hyacinthe Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1995-08-16

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2013

Catches:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd round (54th overall), 2013

Weight:

187 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Philippe Desrosiers played for the College Antoine-Girouard Gaulois midget AAA team in Quebec and won a silver medal with Team Quebec in the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Sharing the goaltending with Philippe Cadorette, he was 10-9 with a 3.54 goals against and .885 save percentage. Desrosiers was 2-3 in the playoffs with a 2.45 goals against and .907 save percentage. Desrosiers played two games at the CWG and had a 3.71 goals against and .837 save percentage. He was selected by the Rimouski Oceanic in the second round (29th overall) of the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2011-12: Desrosiers made his QMJHL debut, playing in three games for Rimouski, and played midget AAA hockey for College Antoine-Girouard. He was 1-2 in his brief stint with the Oceanic and had a 3.48 goals against and .899 save percentage. In 23 games for College Antoine-Girouard he was 16-4 with a 2.77 goals against and .907 save percentage. The Gaulois reached the Quebec midget AAA semifinals and in 11 playoff games Desrosiers was 6-3 with a 2.58 goals against and .905 save percentage.

2012-13: Desrosiers played 43 games for Rimouski in his first QMJHL season and was in net for Canada’s gold medal team at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. He was 22-8-5 with a 3.07 goals against and .900 save percentage for the Oceanic. Rimouski finished second in the East Division. Desrosiers played four games in the Oceanic’s six game playoff series with Gatineau and was 2-2 with a 2.26 goals against and .892 save percentage. At the U18 WJC in Sochi he was 5-0, including a 33-save effort in the gold medal game win over the USA; finishing with a 0.80 goals against and .970 save percentage. Desrosiers was ranked seventh amongst North American goaltenders in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Desrosiers attended camp with the Stars before returning to Rimouski for his second QMJHL season. He had the league’s fourth-best goals against (2.65); appearing in 52 of 68 games for the Oceanic. Desrosiers was 31-14-7 with seven shutouts and had a .907 save percentage. In February he set a QMJHL record by not allowing a goal in 213:15 minutes. Rimouski finished second in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Desrosiers was 7-3 in the playoffs, including two shutouts, and had a 2.34 goals against and .917 save percentage. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Dallas in April 2014. 

Talent Analysis

Desrosiers is an aggressive, confident butterfly goaltender that has a surprising amount of athleticism and quickness. He can get out of his butterfly stance just as quickly as he can get into it. He anticipates the play well and challenges adeptly with advanced rebound control at his age. Desrosiers understands the concept of directing rebounds, actively makes saves rather than just blocking shots. He moves well in the crease, mainly because he doesn't give up his leverage to push across entirely. Desrosiers is an active player. High shots can be problematic for him and he still has some holes to fill in his game.

Future

Desrosiers attended training camp with the Stars before being returned to Rimouski for the 2014-15 season. Now in his third QMJHL season he is once again handling the bulk of the goaltending on an Oceanic team that has had the league's best record for much of the season. Playing for a high-scoring team like Rimouski he has enjoyed a margin of error he may not enjoy at the next level. Desrosiers physical ability, size, and durability, however, suggest he can be an NHL starter one day.

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Aleksi Saarela, Forward, Finland

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Aleksi Saarela - Team Finland - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2015 prospect Aleksi Saarela played for Assat in Liiga in the 2014-15 season, scoring six goals and 12 assists in 51 games for that club (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

While the first semifinal game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship ended up being won going away by Team USA, the second game provided a thrilling, overtime victory for Team Finland, and an agonizing loss for host team Switzerland as the Finns pulled out a 5-4 OT win at Brassard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Jordan Greenway, Forward, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Jordan Greenway - Team USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team USA forward Jordan Greenway competed for the U.S. NTDP’s U18 squad that competed in the USHL this season, where he scored five goals and 20 points in 22 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team USA will face Finland in the gold medal game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship after defeating Canada, 7-2, in their semifinal showdown at the Brassard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. Finland advanced after defeating host Switzerland, 5-4, in an overtime thriller. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Joe Masonius, Defenseman, and Mike Floodstrand, Forward, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Mike Floodstrand - Team USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Michael Floodstrand was invited along with NTDP defenseman Joe Masonius to take part in the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in January (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

North American rivals Canada and the USA squared off in a semifinal match at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in what was viewed by some as the gold medal matchup. If indeed this was the case, then Team USA should feel very good about their chances in Sunday’s true gold medal game after posting a convincing 7-2 win over Team Canada. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Thomas Chabot, Defenseman, and Jansen Harkins, Forward, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Thomas Chabot - Team Canada - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada defenseman and 2015 prospect Thomas Chabot had a strong 2014-15 season for the Saint John Sea Dogs, scoring 12 goals and 41 points in 66 games for the Sea Dogs (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada entered their semifinal game against Team USA at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship with an opportunity to advance to the gold medal game for the second time in three years. That opportunity has passed them by, however, as the U.S. broke open what had been a tight contest with five third period goals to defeat Canada, 7-2. Read more»

Minnesota Wild prospects found success through struggles

by Peter Prohaska
on
Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba graduated as a prospect this season (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba graduated as a prospect this season and has played a big role in his team’s success thus far (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

This has not been a great year of the prospect for the Minnesota Wild. The team arrived at a point in its process where it became ready to compete for the Stanley Cup. This has been somewhat to the detriment of its prospect pool, although any fan will take the tradeoff. Nonetheless, Hockey’s Future makes an annual tradition of handing out some imaginary hardware to players who stood out during the course of their seasons.

Read more»

Related Articles