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He’s the constant professional. He showed up to the rink ready to play. He didn’t speak a lot, but when he did it carried a lot of weight. I think that was one of those things about Eric, he had a way of presenting it, when he did speak, you listened and took it out on the ice with you. - Keith Jones
ERIC DESJARDINS
1999-2000 to 2001-02

Coming off a blockbuster trade in 1994 that sent Mark Recchi to the Canadiens in exchange for John LeClair, little did Flyers fans know that they had acquired a future leader and captain in Eric Desjardins.

His impact was immediately felt by the club. Desjardins led Flyers’ defensemen in scoring in four of his first five seasons, including a career-high 41 assists and 55 points in 1999-2000, when he led the Flyers to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time and first as captain.

In his 10-plus seasons on the blueline for the Orange & Black, Desjardins garnered a total of 396 points, scoring 93 goals and 303 assists.

He was twice an NHL all-star and was awarded the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers’ best defenseman seven times and ranks second in Flyers’ history in scoring by a defenseman in both the regular season and playoffs, behind only Mark Howe.

VIDEO: CAPTAINS CEREMONY - ERIC DESJARDINS

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 52 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 52 8 34 -3 42
W. Simmonds 52 19 16 -7 35
B. Schenn 50 14 15 -2 29
S. Gostisbehere 34 9 19 3 28
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 50 4 9 -10 13
M. Raffl 52 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 14 7 .915 2.70
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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