Move South Should Be
A Good One For Desjardins

By Lindsay Kramer Correspondent

After he was traded from the Montreal organization to Tampa Bay earlier this week, the phone of goalie Cedrick Desjardins was overloaded with messages from well-wishers.

The outpouring of support and curiosity caught him off-guard.

“I was surprised. For a guy who plays in the AHL, so many people called. I have a lot of friends,” he said. “Also, there’s nothing really going on (news-wise). So that’s probably it.”

Desjardins, who won the Kelly Cup with Cincinnati in 2008, drastically undersells himself. When one of the AHL’s best goalies gets a new address at this point in the summer, it tends to grab attention.

Playing for Hamilton last season Desjardins, 24, led the AHL in goals-against average (2.00), ranked second in shutouts (six), tied for fourth in wins (29) and was tied for sixth in save percentage (.919). The effort earned him a spot on the league’s second all-star team.

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