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WE ASKED… #37 STEPHEN DESROCHER

Date of Birth – January 26, 1996
Position - Defence
Age - 27
Height - 193 cm / 6'4"
Place of Birth - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Weight - 90 kg / 198 lbs
Shoots - Left
NHL Draft – 2015 round 6 #155 overall by Toronto Maple Leafs
OHL Career –  2013 to 2015 with the Oshawa Generals, 2016-2017 with the Kingston Frontenacs
USports Career – 2017 to 2021 with the University of Western Ontario
Professional Career – 2021/22 with the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League, 2022/23 with Merano in the Alps League
Championships – John Ross Robertson Cup 2015 (Oshawa Generals) , Memorial Cup 2015 (Oshawa Generals) , Kelly Cup 2022 (Florida Everblades)

What other sports did you play growing up? – Soccer, Lacrosse

Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far? – My dad

Who is the best player you have played against? – Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)

What is the most memorable game you have played in? – Memorial Cup Final 2015 with the Oshawa Generals

If you could make one rule change in hockey, what would it be and why? I’d like to play 4v4 instead of 5v5

What would be your best piece of advice for youngsters starting in hockey? – Have fun

Pre-game routine? – Walk to coffee shop

Any gameday superstitions? – None

Favourite other sport(s) to play? – Tennis

Favourite other sport(s) to watch? – NFL Football

Favourite sports team (non-hockey)? – Miami Dolphins

Which do you prefer books or movies? – Movies

Favourite TV show(s)? – NFL Redzone

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – Pizza

Favourite beverage (non-alcoholic/alcoholic)? – Nestea/Moscow Mule

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? – Drake, Tom Brady, Donald Trump, Morgan Wallen

Favourite singer/music/band? – Morgan Wallen

What is your favourite vacation destination? – Italy

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? – Roche

How many languages do you speak? – English

If not a hockey player what occupation would you have? – Coach

PIC CREDITS – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young

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