Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michel Deziel
Left-winger Michel Deziel played one playoff game for the Buffalo Sabres in 1974-75. He was an explosive scorer in junior the enjoyed moderate success in the minors.

Born in Sorel, Quebec, Deziel was taken 47th overall by the Sabres in 1974 after he scored 92 goals and 227 points for the local Black Hawks of the QMJHL. The talented forward accumulated 196 goals in four years of junior and was named to the league's first all-star team in 1974.

Deziel enjoyed a solid rookie year as a pro with 27 goals for the Hershey Bears in 1974-75. He was also an injury replacement for one game in that year's Stanley Cup playoffs when Buffalo was in the midst of marching all the way to the finals. Deziel scored 25 goals for Hershey in 1975-76 before injuries hampered his effectiveness. He dropped to 15 goals the next year then played 17 games over the next three years before retiring in 1980.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 60 25 22 47 54 7 2 5 7 0
1971-72 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 48 29 32 61 30 4 0 2 2 2
1972-73 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 64 50 72 122 49 10 8 9 17 11
1973-74 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 69 92 135 227 69 14 13 16 29 22
1974-75 Hershey Bears AHL 69 27 24 51 10 8 0 3 3 16
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Hershey Bears AHL 71 25 30 55 42 4 0 0 0 2
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 70 15 28 43 10
1977-78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 8 2 0 2 2
1978-79
1979-80 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 9 1 0 1 2
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1974)