71. Eric Desjardins

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71. Eric Desjardins

A solid two-way defenseman, Eric Desjardins was one of the better players behind the blue line during the 1990s. Desjardins could help stop the puck as well as help put it in the net. He won a Stanley Cup with the Habs in 1993 and upon being traded to Philadelphia he was even more productive. He was easily their best defenseman and was good enough to represent Canada on three World Class National teams. Desjardins was a star, and with 575 career points he could receive a look, but chances are that will be all he will receive.

 

Should Eric Desjardins be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 20.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Rouyn, Quebec, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2009
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Canada (1998 Olympics, 1996 World Cup of Hockey, 1991 Canada Cup)
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All-Star (2) (1999 & 2000)
    NHL All-Star (3) (1992, 1996 & 2000)
    Stanley Cup Ring (1) (Montreal Canadiens 1993)
    Canada Cup Gold Medal (1) (Canada, 1991)
    World Cup of Hockey Silver Medal (1) (Canada 1996)

Should Eric Desjardins be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 20.6%

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0 #4 Park3 2020-06-24 23:39
"Rico" seems destined to be the best d-man of his era not in the Hall.
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0 #3 Lance Roten 2016-07-28 15:34
Desjardins does not get enough credit. A great Stanley Cup Playoff run in 93 with Montreal. Very, very good with the Flyers. Put him in 8)
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0 #2 Tyson Ward 2013-04-15 04:41
Eric Desjardins might not be someone you first think if when you think of a hall of famer, but anyone who has taken a deep look at his career, or actually witnessed it, would see that every team Eric was on he had a huge impact on. He was the guy who made the pass before the assists, the guy who kept the play alive that lead to a goal, and a constant leader on the best Montreal and Philly teams in the 90's and early 00's. Eric should be considered because I think the hall of fame will regularly induct a certain amount of defenseman, and there are no more than 10 defenseman who you could argue belong in ahead of him on this list. His career points are actually pretty high up on the list of defenseman, great career plus minus. He is top 30 or top 40 in career points, ppg, game winners, assists, and plusminus. He was just as good in the playoffs and is pretty high up there on games played in the regular season and playoffs for a defenseman. Scored that amazing goal in OT in 93 too!
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0 #1 Ziggy Koole -0001-11-30 00:00
As a Flyers fan, I can say that there is no Maple Leaf that I have more respect for that Wendel Clark. He played tough, but not dirty, and gave it his all from the moment he was drafted to the moment he retired, and lived up to the massive expectations placed on him for not only being the #1 overall pick in 1985, but being the first pick the year after Super Mario was drafted.I have a ton of respect for Clark, but don't put him in the hall of fame. It's difficult to say a guy like Clark doesn't deserve it, but he doesn't.
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