Deschamps spent his college years in Orono skating for the University of Maine Black Bears. The highlights of his career at Maine include notching an assist on the goal in triple-overtime to win the 2004 Hockey East Tournament Championship, four appearances in the NCAA Tournament and two trips to the NCAA Finals. As a senior, Matt was a captain of the Black Bears, recipient of the First Annual Shawn Walsh Memorial Scholarship, and presented with the Richard Britt Award for Perseverance. After college, Deschamps attended training camp with the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks in 2005.
During a six-year professional career, Matt played in the American Hockey League with the Cleveland Barons, the ECHL with the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, Charlotte Checkers, Fresno Falcons, Mississippi Sea Wolves, and Phoenix Roadrunners. As a coach Matt has been able to help develop players and their skill from mini mites all the way to the pros. He has worked with USA Hockey, coaching and evaluating during their select festivals. He’s also worked skill development with the New York Rangers Youth Camp, Pro Ambitions, Palm Beach Blackhawks Elite, and Champion’s Edge. Prior to Micro Ice, Matt was the Site Director of Total Hockey Florida; a hockey skills training facility in Deerfield Beach, FL (From MicroIceCenters.com)