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Matthieu Andre Jean Marc Luc Descoteaux (born September 23, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career


As a youth, Descoteaux played in the 1991 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Francheville, Quebec.[1]

Descoteaux was selected in the first round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 19th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers. On March 9, 2000 he was traded from Edmonton to Montreal with Christian Laflamme in exchange for Igor Ulanov and Alain Nasreddine.[2] He played five games in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens.

He spent the majority of his career in the American Hockey League, and also played in Finland, Italy and Germany. He last played in the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey for Sainte-Marie Poutrelles Delta.

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