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Des Roche
Des Roche
Right Wing
Number: 11
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 1, 1909
Birthplace: Kemptville, ON, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Buffalo (IHL) for cash on January 1, 1935.
After Des Roche completed a year of senior hockey with the Montreal St. Anthony's, his career moved into synchronicity with his younger brother, Earl. The two joined forces with the Montreal Bell Telephone team in 1928-29. Near the end of the season, they then picked up a few matches with the Montreal Martin club.

The following year, they both jumped to the Monteal Amateur Athletic Association team where, skating on the same line, they helped lead their club to an Allan Cup victory.

From there, the two hockey siblings hooked up with the Montreal Maroons of the NHL. Earl lasted the full campaign while Des was demoted to the Windsor Bulldogs of the IAHL before the season ended. The next year, however, the two brothers were reunited in Windsor.

In 1932-33, the Roches rejoined the Maroons for five contests and then jumped back to Windsor for about 20 games. At that point, their two careers diverged temporarily with Des heading to the Ottawa Senators while Earl went to the Bruins. Three games later, both brothers were back together in Ottawa.

In 1934-35, the Roche boys joined the St. Louis Eagles for a short time until Earl jumped to the Canadiens for five games and then the they were reunited to conclude their NHL careers with the Detroit Red Wings. Both were then dispatched to Detroit-Buffalo of the IAHL to close out the season.

The brothers enjoyed each other's company for one final season with Pittsburgh-Cleveland and then parted ways for good. Des Roche moved on to make stops in St. Louis, Tulsa, and, finally, Spokane where he retired in 1939.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59