Matthieu Descoteaux

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Matthieu Descoteaux
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Born (1977-09-23) September 23, 1977 (age 41)
Pierreville, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Tappara
HC Asiago
NHL Draft 19th Overall, 1996
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1997–2009

Matthieu Andre Jean Marc Luc Descoteaux (born September 23, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Descoteaux played in the 1991 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Francheville, Quebec.[1]

Descoteaux was selected in the first round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 19th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers.[citation needed] On March 9, 2000 he was traded from Edmonton to Montreal with Christian Laflamme in exchange for Igor Ulanov and Alain Nasreddine,[2] he played five games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens.[citation needed]

He spent the majority of his career in the American Hockey League, and also played in Finland, Italy and Germany.[citation needed] He last played in the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey for Sainte-Marie Poutrelles Delta.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Trois-Rivières Estacades QMAAA 43 2 5 7 26 4 0 1 1 0
1994–95 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 50 3 2 5 28 15 1 1 2 19
1995–96 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 2 13 15 129 6 0 0 0 6
1996–97 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 38 6 18 24 103
1996–97 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 32 6 19 25 34 14 1 8 9 29
1997–98 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 67 2 8 10 70 2 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 74 6 12 18 49 4 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 49 5 7 12 29
1999–00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 12 0 6 6 6 2 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 73 16 27 43 38 7 0 3 3 4
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 1 1 2 4
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 65 6 14 20 34 3 1 2 3 0
2002–03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 48 3 3 6 47
2003–04 Tappara SM-l 6 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Vaasan Sport Mestis 6 0 1 1 35
2003–04 HC Asiago ITL 5 1 0 1 12
2004–05 Kansas City Outlaws UHL 48 11 16 27 24
2005–06 Wölfe Freiburg 2.GBun 49 7 18 25 80
2006–07 Quebec RadioX LNAH 30 6 22 28 16 4 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Thetford Mines Isothermic LNAH 48 6 13 19 41
2008–09 Thetford Mines Isothermic LNAH 19 1 3 4 16
2008–09 Sainte-Marie Poutrelles Delta LNAH 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 5 1 1 2 4

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
CHL
Memorial Cup (Hull Olympiques) 1997
AHL
All-Star Game 2001 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hockey News Player Bio-Matthieu Descoteaux". The Hockey News. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Canadian All-Stars 11, Planet USA All-Stars 10". American Hockey League. January 15, 2001. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Boyd Devereaux
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
1996
Succeeded by
Michel Riesen