Long Island Ducks legend and Suffolk Sports Hall of Famer Buzz Deschamps garnered the latest honor in his illustrious hockey career when he was presented the Emile Francis Award by the New York Rangers.
The honor is meant to recognize someone in hockey who has made a major impact on the game. Deschamps, the all-time leading scorer in Ducks history, has spent a lifetime around the game. He was an executive at Koho for many years after his playing career and continues to coach youth hockey in the Town of Oyster Bay well into his ’80s.
Deschamps said the honor provides a full-circle moment in his life because Francis had scouted him for the Rangers about 60 years ago.