VANCOUVER — Guillaume Desbiens is back with the Vancouver Canucks organization after a one-year hiatus.
The Canucks announced Monday they signed Desbiens, after the 27-year-old winger spent last season with the Calgary Flames organization, most of it with the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
This marks Desbiens’ second stint with the Canucks. He spent three seasons with the local National Hockey League organization, suiting up for the Canucks in a single game in 2009-10 and 12 games in 2010-11.
He started the 2010-11 season with the Canucks, making the team out of training camp, but was dispatched back to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose after failing to register a point.
Desbiens, who stands 6-2 and weighs in at 210 pounds, was also called up to the Flames for 10 games this past season, but was used primarily in a fourth-line role, dropping the gloves five different times.
Originally drafted by the former Atlanta Thrashers 116th overall in 2003, Desbiens is coming off...