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Memorial Cup goalie goes to ‘Dogs

The Hamilton Bulldogs announced today the signing of goaltender Cedrick Desjardins to a two-year American Hockey League contract.

As per club policy, financial terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Desjardins, a 20-year-old native of Edmunston, N.B., recently completed his fourth season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, leading the Quebec Remparts to the Memorial Cup championship.

In 2005-06, Desjardins played in 41 regular-season games for the Remparts, and posted a 28-10-0 record with a 2.95 goals-against average, a .906 save percentage and five shutouts. In the postseason, Desjardins went 14-9-0 with a 2.55 GAA and a .927 save percentage, and in the Memorial Cup tournament, he was 3-1 in four games, making 46 saves in the championship game. Desjardins was named to the all-tournament team for his efforts.

In 2004-05, Desjardins was 30-7-4 for Rimouski, leading them to the QMJHL championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup tournament, where the Oceanic fell in the final to London (OHL).