Monday, January 14, 2013

Oceanic’s Desrosiers added to Team Orr

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic will compete for Team Orr at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game which takes place on Wednesday January 16 at the Halifax Metro Centre.

A 17-year-old from St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Desrosiers has a 19-7-0-4 record so far this season with one shutout and a goals-against-average of 2.97 and save percentage of .905 to lead all QMJHL rookies.  He was listed as the second best QMJHL goaltender behind Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads in NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Draft Rankings released earlier this season.

Desrosiers replaces Eric Comrie of the Tri-City Americans who is unable to compete due to injury.
Last season’s game in Kelowna, BC, featured 10 players that were selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft including Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips who was selected second overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Since the event was first introduced in 1996 the game has featured 10 players that were selected with the first overall pick in the NHL Draft including Chris Phillips, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Rick Nash, Marc-Andre Fleury, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is proudly supported by title partner Home Hardware for the 14th straight year, along with associate sponsors Bank of Montreal, Subway, Old Dutch, and Post.  The game will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sportsnet and TVA Sports beginning at 8:00 pm Atlantic.

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