AHL Today: Nicolas Deschamps heads to Finland

The Finnish Liiga’s Kärpät announced today that forward Nicolas Deschamps has been signed for the upcoming season. Deschamps spent last season with the Hershey Bears, scoring 40 points in 65 games. Deschamps made his NHL debut last season as well, playing in three games for the Washington Capitals, going scoreless. Deschamps was left unqualified this season, leaving him a free agent.

Hershey was the third AHL team that Deschamps played with during the past four seasons. His rookie campaign was with the Syracuse Crunch, where in 80 games he picked up 46 points. Just after New Year’s in 2012, Deschamps was shipped from the Anaheim Ducks to the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 71 games combined, Deschamps scored 37 points that season.

Deschamps was on the move again in 2012-13 as the Maple Leafs traded him to the Washington Capitals organization. That season, Deschamps only managed to score 23 points in 66 games, but his seven points in 16 games with Hershey earned him a one-year extension with the Caps.