|Assets:||Brings his work boots to the rink every day and likes to play a physical brand of hockey. Can play both center and wing. Has decent size and plenty of energy.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of offensive upside or a high skill level. Also doesn't shoot the puck enough. Is susceptible to taking bad penalties from time to time.|
|Career Potential:||Rugged, versatile energy forward.|
|6/26/2013||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract.|
|2/19/2013||Missed 4 games (illness).|
|2/12/2013||Illness, injured reserve.|
|6/26/2012||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|1/19/2012||Missed 2 games (concussion).|
|12/12/2011||Fined $2,500 by the NHL.|
|6/27/2011||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|4/11/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|4/09/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|3/07/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/18/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/17/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/15/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/13/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/06/2011||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/03/2011||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|9/26/2010||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|6/26/2010||Re-signed by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|5/12/2010||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|3/02/2010||Signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year entry-level contract.|
|9/20/2009||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|9/12/2009||Invited to training camp by the San Jose Sharks.|
|3/02/2010||Signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
Sharks sign Andrew Desjardins to 2-year deal | 06/26/2013 1:17 PM
NewsAndrew Desjardins has signed a two-year contract with San Jose.
Impact"Andrew is a player that plays with an edge, can kill penalties and has the ability to play the North-South game we desire," said GM Doug Wilson. "He always competes hard as is always there for his teammates." Desjardins played in 42 games with the Sharks in 2013, where he registered two goals, one assist, 61 penalty minutes, 53 hits
A. Desjardins should be retained by Sharks | 06/05/2013 4:07 PM
NewsAndrew Desjardins will be a restricted free agent this summer.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactHe had three points and 63 penalty minutes in 42 games during the regular season. Desjardins probably doesn't warrant a long-term commitment from the Sharks, but he should be able to get a one-year deal to stay on board with the team.
| 02/23/2013 2:39 AM
NewsAndrew Desjardins returned to action on Friday February 22.
Andrew Desjardins activated off IR | 02/19/2013 8:04 PM
NewsSan Jose Sharks activate Andrew Desjardins off injured reserve.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter
ImpactIf Desjardins plays Tuesday night, it will likely be as the fourth-line center. He has 36 penalty minutes in 10 games this season and has very little value in most leagues.
Andrew Desjardins to miss game with the flu | 02/19/2013 12:25 PM
NewsAndrew Desjardins will miss Tuesday's game with the flu.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactDesjardins is currently on the injured reserved list with the illness that has kept him out 10 days. He has 36 penalty minutes in 10 games this season.
Andrew Desjardins placed on injured reserve | 02/12/2013 7:15 PM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks have placed Andrew Desjardins on injured reserve.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter
ImpactThe center has not played since coach Todd Richards said he had "the sniffles" on Friday, but Sharks beat writer Kevin Kurz noticed Tuesday that Desjardins had suddenly been listed as being on injured reserve. Obviously, it's a bit of a jump to go from the sniffles to injured reserve, but we have yet to see an explanation for the move. We'll update you as soon as we know more.
Andrew Desjardins is out Monday | 02/11/2013 4:16 PM
NewsAndrew Desjardins (illness) will not play on Monday.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactIt's the second straight game Desjardins will miss due to the disease. He has 36 penalty minutes in 10 games this season.
Andrew Desjardins skips practice with illness | 02/08/2013 6:30 PM
NewsAndrew Desjardins did not practice Friday due to an illness.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactDesjardins has what coach Todd Richards called "the sniffles," which leads us to believe he'll be fine in time to play Saturday night. However, teammate Dan Boyle missed two of the last five games with an illness so it's possible there's a bug running through the locker room. To be safe, we'll sideline him and list him as day-to-day and update you when we know more, likely after tomorrow's morning skate.
NHL rescinds Desjardins' match penalty | 02/06/2013 11:57 AM
NewsAndrew Desjardins' match penalty for his open-ice hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers has been rescinded.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThe incident occurred on Tuesday. "The way the linesman saw it on the ice, he was convinced it was a major penalty," NHL supervisor of officials Mick McGeough said. "Unfortunately, he was wrong. It's been overruled, taken care of the by the league and Brendan Shanahan and the safety committee, and there are no more issues right now." Chicago ended up winning the game 5-3.
Sharks Desjardins given match penalty on Tues | 02/06/2013 2:00 AM
NewsAndrew Desjardins was given a match penalty for an open-ice hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers on Tuesday evening.
ImpactBlackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith jumped in after and dropped the gloves with Desjardins. It is likely that Brendan Shanahan will review the hit tomorrow. From the initial replay, it looks as though the hit was a clean, shoulder-to-shoulder blow. Stay tuned tomorrow for any disciplinary action.
Sharks need to improve on the penalty kill | 01/14/2013 12:27 PM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks need to improve on the penalty kill as they were the second worst team in the NHL last season.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe Sharks were 29th overall with the man disadvantage at barely over 76 percent and were actually worse in the playoffs, killing off only 66.7 percent. They have a new approach this season, led by coach Larry Robinson. "I thought Larry and Jim Johnson did a good job preparing our group for the penalty kill," coach Todd McLellan said. "Then we went out and spent an hour on it-not an aggressive hour, a slowed-down hour so that we understand certain situations, certain areas of the game we have to improve on. I think the players were receptive to that." We shall see if there is an improvement to the San Jose penalty kill.
|11/23/2013||SJ||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2006-07||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||65||16||26||42||11||96||2||3||-||-||-||0.65|
|2005-06||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||66||12||16||28||2||78||2||1||-||-||-||0.42|
|2004-05||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||68||17||17||34||6||49||0||1||-||-||-||0.50|
|2003-04||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||55||3||6||9||-5||41||0||0||-||-||-||0.16|
|2006-07||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||13||2||5||7||-8||18||1||0||-||-||-||0.54|
|2005-06||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||4||2||3||5||-3||10||1||0||-||-||-||1.25|
|2004-05||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||7||0||0||0||-3||2||0||0||-||-||-||0.00|
|2003-04||Sault Ste. Marie||OHL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Goals||1||at Ott||Oct 27||1|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:at Tor||last:Dec 3||1|
|Points||1||6 times-last:at Tor||last:Dec 3||1|
|Penalty Minutes||17||at StL||Oct 15||15|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:at Tor||last:Dec 3||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||30 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 10||0|
|Power Play Points||0||30 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||30 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||30 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shots||4||vs. NYR||Oct 8||4|
|Penalty Minutes||61||2012-13 (SJ)|
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