Philippe Desrosiers
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Philippe Desrosiers

Hometown:

St-Hyacinthe Quebec

Team:

Dallas Stars

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.

 

Talent Analysis

Aggressive, confident butterfly goaltender that has a surprising amount of athleticism and quickness. Can get out of his butterfly stance just as quickly as he can get into it. Anticipates the play well and challenges adeptly. Advanced rebound control at his age. Understands the concept of directing rebounds. Actively makes saves, doesn't just block shots. Moves pretty well in the crease, mainly because he doesn't give up his leverage to push across entirely because he's not a "lazy" butterfly goalie - he's an active player. High shots can be problematic for him. No young goalie is ready out of the box, still holes to fill in his game.

 

Dallas Stars 2013 draft review

by Mike Farkas
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Photo: New General Manager Jim Nill (right) and the Stars’ 10th overall selection, Russian winger Valeri Nichushkin, will play key roles in the club’s future (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon SMI)

It might be a new ranch, but it is not his first rodeo. Dallas Stars new General Manager Jim Nill embarked on his first substantial opportunity to put his mark on his new team at the National Hockey League Entry Draft in Newark, NJ in the midst of an otherwise indiscernible June afternoon and evening. Nill and his staff entered the day with nine picks in seven rounds, including five of the first 68 selections. Like many drafts as they approach, this one was touted as the “next great one” and if that is any indication (it normally is not), the Stars were primed to really push their already burgeoning prospect pool to the boiling point.

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Currie, Desrosiers, Gagné named the QMJHL three stars of the week

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Photo: PEI Rocket forward Josh Currie, an undrafted 20-year-old, is the QMJHL's leading scorer so far in the 2012-13 season (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Josh Currie, Philippe Desrosiers and Kevin Gagné were named today the TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from November 26 to December 2.

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Photo: 2013 NHL Draft prospect Nathan MacKinnon is making his case for being a top draft pick early and often as he has picked up another QMJHL star of the week honor (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Petr Straka, Nathan MacKinnon and Philippe Desrosiers were named today the TELUS three stars of the week for the period extending from October 15 to the 21st.

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