Former Mooseheads captain Elliot Desnoyers known as up by Philadelphia Flyers


Elliot Desnoyers broke via to the NHL on Saturday.

The previous Halifax Mooseheads captain was known as up by the Philadelphia Flyers previous to their recreation towards the New Jersey Devils and was anticipated to be within the lineup for his first-ever NHL recreation. That is Desnoyers’ first professional season after 4 years within the QMJHL, together with the previous two in Halifax.

“I’m working exhausting day-after-day to win some video games and get my teammates higher and enhance myself,” Desnoyers mentioned in a information launch. “I’m simply attempting to go daily and work exhausting. … Typically you’re scorching and typically you’re searching for bounces. Proper now it’s going nice and my linemates are serving to me rather a lot. I’m simply attempting to maintain working and getting these bounces.”

Desnoyers was Philadelphia’s fifth-round decide in 2020 and leads their American Hockey League affiliate staff – the Lehigh Valley Phantoms – in scoring with 36 factors in 48 video games. The 21-year-old centre is third within the AHL in targets by a rookie (19) and ninth in factors for first-year gamers.

“Desi is simply bettering,” Phantoms head coach Ian Laperriere mentioned in a information launch. “He’s enjoying the appropriate manner. He’s doing the appropriate issues. He’s a superb professional in observe and in video games. And, guess what, he’s producing. Sky’s the restrict. And I do know that the opposite younger guys round him study from Desi even when he’s solely 21 years. They see his strategy to the sport day-after-day and his lifestyle. It’s management even when he’s solely 21 years previous and he’s a terrific chief for us.”

Desnoyers had 137 factors in 98 video games throughout his time in Halifax and received a gold medal for Group Canada on the 2022 world junior championship.

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