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Eric Desjardins

Born:June 14, 1969Draft:1987 Canadiens 38th Overall
Hometown:Rouyn, QC, CANPosition:D
Known For:1993 Stanley CupShoots/Catches:Right
National Team:Canada

Jean Noël Éric Desjardins (born June 14, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers. He won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1993 and headlined the Flyers defense for over a decade. He currently works for his own business.

Eric Desjardins Philadelphia Flyers
Eric Desjardins, Philadelphia Flyers(Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

Eric Desjardins Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 9, 1995Montreal CanadiensGilbert Dionne
John LeClair
Philadelphia Flyers3rd-Round Draft Pick (Martin Hohenberger)
Mark Recchi

Deeper Dive


  • QMJHL Second All-Star Team 1986-87
  • QMJHL First All-Star Team 1987-88
  • Emile Bouchard Trophy winner 1988
  • Canada Cup champion 1991
  • NHL All-Star Games in 1992, 1996, 2000
  • Stanley Cup champion 1993
  • Only defenseman in NHL history to record a hat trick in the Stanley Cup Finals
  • World Cup of Hockey runner-up 1996
  • Stanley Cup runner-up 1997
  • NHL Second All-Star Team in 1999, 2000
  • Seven-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner as Flyers best defenseman
  • Flyers captain from 1999-2002