Jean-Philippe Levasseur

Jean-Philippe Levasseur

Hometown:

Victoriaville PQ

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-01-15

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2005

Catches:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

7th round (197th overall), 2005

Weight:

204 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2004-05: Levasseur has been the victim of a teammate stealing his spotlight in the second half of the season. During the first half, the young netminder played so well that the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies traded his competition – Philippe Roberge – to Drummondville for oft-inconsistent New York Islanders prospect Sylvain Michaud. Michaud sparkled since his arrival, and Levasseur’s playing time decreased significantly. Levasseur only started three games after the league’s trade deadline. His draft position will depend largely on whether or not scouts were in attendance during his strong performances in the first half of the season, rather than his sporadic play in the Michaud period.

2008-09: Playing for the Iowa Chops of the AHL where he posted a 13-18-4 record, .890 save percentage, and 3.11 GAA.

2009:10: Split the season between the AHL and ECHL. Played 25 games in the AHL where he posted a 3.59 GAA, 8-16-1 record, and .896 save percentage. In the ECHL he posted a 2-3 record, .903 save percentage, and a 3.63 GAA. Also played in the CHL for the Laredo Bucks, posting a 10-3-3 record, 2.31 GAA, and .919 save percentage.

Talent Analysis

Positionally sound, with a solid glove hand, and very quick getting from the ice to his feet and from post-to-post, Levasseur brings a lot to the table, though he was relatively inconsistent in the few opportunities he had later in the season.