Jeff Deslauriers
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Jeff Deslauriers

Hometown:

St. Jean-Richelieu Quebec

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-05-15

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2002

Catches:

Right

Drafted:

2003

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

Trade with Anaheim, 2013

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2001-02: As the starting goaltender for Chicoutimi of the QMJHL, Jeff Deslauriers was named to the first all rookie team and also defensive rookie of the year (QMJHL) and was named Top Goaltender at the 2002 top prospects game.

2002-03: Delauriers was invited to Canada's WJC camp in August and December but did not make the final team.  Jeff represented the QMJHL against the touring Russian Selects in November of 2003. Deslauriers was chosen by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round, 31st overall, of the 2003 NHL Draft.

2003-04: Deslauriers was again invited to WJC camps but did not earn a spot on the team.

2004-05: Deslauriers split time between the AHL and ECHL in his first pro season playing for both the Edmonton Road Runners and Greenville Grrrowl.

2005-06: Deslauriers had a season that was basically wasted playing 3rd string for the Hamilton Bulldogs before being reassigned to the ECHL where he sustained a season ending knee injury.

2006-07:  Deslauriers finally played half a season in the AHL and fared well. Did not get the call in the playoffs though for Wilkes-Barre.

 

Talent Analysis

JDD is a big and agile goalie who uses his size to his advantage. Even when he is down in the butterfly position, his upright upper body covers most of the net.  HIs side-to-side lateral movement is very good and his positioning is exceptional. Very hard to beat down low.

He stills needs to work on rebound-control, as well as inside-edge control. His glove hand might be his weakness.  JDD is very aggressive and challenges shooters. He has quick legs and a lightning fast reflexes.

Scouts have pointed to an ability to psyche himself out at times, allowing a bad goal to really affect the way he plays.  Off ice circumstances have sometimes shown harmful to his on ice performance although last year JDD showed maturity in his mental game.

 

Future

Deslauriers was dealt from the Anaheim Ducks to the Minnesota Wild at the 2013 NHL trade deadline.