Stephen Desrocher

by Jason Banks on January 8, 2017

Stephen Desrosher

Stephen Desrocher, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-04

Weight: 198

Born: 1996-01-26

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Drafted: 6th round 2015 by Toronto Maple Leafs (155th Overall)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

January 2017 – The sizable defender was assigned back to junior for an overage season after a good showing in training camp. The team likely considered Travis Dermott and Andrew Nielsen enough inexperience added to the AHL core. The offensive numbers are continuing to grow, but over half of his 26 points are with the man advantage. The rest of the team is struggling to produce, so it is likely he will be dealt again soon unless the Fronts’ inject some help themselves into the offensive core. He has a lower profile name, but could turn out to be one of the more productive guys in the system for fantasy managers. Jason Banks

 

March 2016 – The Leafs reached down to the sixth round and drafted a rather safe strong defender with very good hockey IQ in Desrocher. He was a product of the Oshawa Generals’ system that is an easy scouting location for organization and after a couple playoff runs including a Memorial Cup victory, was dealt to the Kingston Frontenacs to help their expected run towards the same goal. The swelling in junior statistics is very encouraging and they come along with top pairing minutes for growth. He is currently standing within the top 10 of OHL defenders in points. Safe defenders with size are a scarce commodity in the organization so Desrocher has a bit of a positive outlook to him should his development continue strongly. At 20 years old he likely finds himself in pro next season but he is yet to sign his entry-level deal. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Has very strong abilities to become a complimentary, regular minute, defender in many situations which may give him value in contributing. Still a couple years away from going Prime Time.

 

Footage:

 

Scoring an OT game winner over the glove of Zach Fucale in the 2015 Memorial Cup:

 

 

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