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Andrew Desjardins | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Andrew Desjardins from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Ben Smith.
Desjardins has five goals and eight points in 56 games in 2014-15. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer while Smith still has another season left on his contract with an annual cap hit of $1.5 million. Given that the Blackhawks are in a difficult cap position as far as the 2015-16 campaign is concern, this move makes a lot of sense on their end. The Sharks will also retain half of Desjardins' remaining salary, which gives Chicago enough room to keep Teuvo Teravainen on its active roster. Mar 2 - 1:03 PM

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After sitting out Thursday's game, Andrew Desjardins will center San Jose's fourth line on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators.

Tye McGinn and Barclay Goodrow will flank Desjardins, who has eight points, 50 PIMs, and 94 hits through 55 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 7:45 PM

Andrew Desjardins was made a late scratch against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Through 55 games this season, Desjardins has five goals, 50 PIMs, and 94 hits. Not too shabby for a bottom-six forward.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 11:22 PM

Andrew Desjardins potted two markers for his second career multi-goal game en route to helping the Sharks slap the Stars 5-2 on Thursday night.

Desjardins now has five goals and eight points this season to go along with 50 penalty minutes.
Feb 19 - 11:50 PM

Andrew Desjardins, John Scott, and Mirco Mueller will be out versus the Predators on Tuesday.

While Mueller's value lies in what's to come for the 19 year old defender, both Desjardins' and Scott's fantasy value lies in what they do physically. Desjardins leads the team with 50 PIMs and has 88 hits through 53 games this season. While Scott has 46 PIMs and 58 hits through just 24 games.
Feb 17 - 8:04 PM

Andrew Desjardins, Tyler Kennedy, and Dylan DeMelo will be scratched on Friday night against Arizona.

While Kennedy and DeMelo are lacking in the fantasy value departments, Desjardins co-leads the team in PIMs with Brent Burns with 50, and third on the team in hits with 84 through 51 games thus far. If you're in a league that rewards tough guys, consider picking up him for depth production.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 13 - 8:09 PM

Andrew Desjardins, Scott Hannan, and John Scott are all healthy scratches against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Desjardins became a father on Tuesday, and Scott doesn't have a pugilist on Toronto to fight. And Hannan is being sat in favor of Matt Tennyson. However if you're in a league that rewards PIMs and hits, do dress Desjardins (41, 74) and Scott (40, 36) when they're reinserted to the Sharks lineup.
Jan 15 - 10:27 PM

Andrew Desjardins will miss Tuesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes as he and his wife are expecting their first child.

Through 43 games, Desjardins has four points, 26 blocks, 41 PIMs, and 71 hits. If you're in a league that rewards tough guys, get him back in your lineup as soon as you can.
Jan 13 - 8:47 PM

Andrew Desjardins led the San Jose Sharks in hits on Saturday with three.

Desjardins also took a minor and now has 28 penalty minutes this season. Unfortunately for poolies, he has only one assist and a minus-five rating this season. If he is on your roster, you are probably not in first place.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:39:00 AM

Andrew Desjardins is projected to continue to serve as a fourth liner in 2014-15.

Desjardins had three goals, 17 points, and 86 penalty minutes in 81 games last season. The 28-year-old doesn't have much upside at this point and consequently isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Andrew Desjardins had two assists and 10 penalty minutes in the Sharks 7-2 shellacking over the Kings on Sunday.

The Sharks are getting scoring from all four lines as every San Jose forward who has played has at least two points in the series. They are going to be tough to beat if this continues as the Sharks will be tough to defend against.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Andrew Desjardins recorded an assist in San Jose's 2-1 shootout win over Washington.

Desjardins has 11 points and 63 penalty minutes in 46 contests in 2013-14. You would have to be in a pretty deep league to justify using Desjardins.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Andrew Desjardins scored a goal in San Jose's 4-1 win on Thursday.

It was Desjardins' first goal since Oct. 27. He's more of a defensive forward and has just 10 points in 44 games this season.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Andrew Desjardins was a healthy scratch for the first time this season on Saturday.

The center was getting fourth line minutes but coach Todd McLellan decided to go with a line of John McCarthy, James Sheppard and Mike Brown as his fourth unit. Desjardins has a goal and five points in 22 games with 33 penalty minutes.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Andrew Desjardins has signed a two-year contract with San Jose.

"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
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Antoine Vermette
3Brad Richards
4Andrew Shaw
5Andrew Desjardins
6Marcus Kruger
7Joakim Nordstrom
8Teuvo Teravainen
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Kimmo Timonen
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling