With the 2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons.
|Born||May 15, 1984|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|Played for|| Edmonton Oilers |
|NHL Draft|| 31st overall, 2002 |
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers (born May 15, 1984) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks. Deslauriers was selected by the Oilers in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft with the 31st overall pick.
Canadians are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Canadians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
In ice hockey, the goaltender or goalie or goalkeeper is the player responsible for preventing the hockey puck from entering their team's net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. The goaltender usually plays in or near the area in front of the net called the goal crease. Goaltenders tend to stay at or beyond the top of the crease to cut down on the angle of shots. In today's age of goaltending there are two common styles, butterfly and hybrid. Because of the power of shots, the goaltender wears special equipment designed to protect the body from direct impact. The goalie is one of the most valuable players on the ice, as their performance can greatly change the outcome or score of the game. One-on-one situations, such as breakaways and shootouts, have the tendency to highlight a goaltender's pure skill, or lack thereof. No more than one goaltender is allowed to be on the ice for each team at any given time. Teams are not required to use a goaltender and may instead opt to play with an additional skater, but the defensive disadvantage this poses generally means that the strategy is only used as a desperation maneuver when trailing late in a game or can be used if the opposing team has a delayed penalty.
Deslauriers was selected from Chicoutimi of the QMJHL, where he was the starting goaltender for three seasons. The 2004-05 season was Deslauriers' first professional experience. He split time between the Edmonton Road Runners of the AHL and the Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL. It was not a good season for Deslauriers, as he fought injury problems, and played for an AHL team that failed to make the playoffs. In the 2005-06 season, due to the Oilers not having a farm team, Deslauriers only played 13 games and struggled, before being sent down once again to the Grrrowl. The 2006-07 season was a turnaround, however. Deslauriers was back in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and eventually became the team's starting goaltender. He played well, and ranked among the top goaltenders in the league.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. The league comprises teams across the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Since the departure of the Lewiston Maineiacs from Lewiston, Maine, the QMJHL is the only one of the three member leagues of the CHL that does not currently have teams located in the United States. The current president of the QMJHL is Gilles Courteau.
The Edmonton Road Runners were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at Rexall Place.
The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League (NHL). Since the 2010–11 season, every team in the league has an affiliation agreement with one NHL team. When NHL teams do not have an AHL affiliate, players are assigned to AHL teams affiliated with other NHL teams. Twenty-seven AHL teams are located in the United States and the remaining four are in Canada. The league offices are located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and its current president is David Andrews.
On October 17, 2008, Deslauriers earned his first NHL win in a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. Over the course of his first four appearances, he put up sparkling numbers, including a 3-0 record with a 1.50 GAA and a .951 save percentage. However, after two games where he allowed four goals or more, and as a result of the three-headed goaltending carousel of Dwayne Roloson and Mathieu Garon, he was relegated to the bench and occasional rehab stints in the AHL. With the trade of Garon to the Pittsburgh Penguins, however, he regained his full-time backup position as Edmonton's number two goalie.
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Following the 2008-09 NHL Season, Roloson left the Oilers via free-agency, and the Oilers replaced him with veteran goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. Deslauriers was to be his back-up, and he started off the season with limited playing time. He played just three times in Edmonton's first 21 games, but posted respectable stats, going 1-1-1 with a 1.96 goals against average and a .937 save percentage. Shortly after his 3rd start, Khabibulin was injured and Deslauriers went on to start 14 straight games in his absence, but with less impressive statistics. In January 2010, the Oilers announced that Khabibulin would undergo season ending surgery, thrusting Deslauriers into the starting role. After an unspectacular year as the Oilers number one goalie, Deslauriers had to battle in training camp for the back-up role against Devan Dubnyk and former NHLer Martin Gerber. At first the Oilers decided to keep both Dubnyk and Deslauriers, though Deslauriers did not receive any playing time. On November 1, 2010, Deslauriers was placed on waivers leaving Devan Dubnyk as the primary backup for the Oilers. Deslauriers was assigned to the Oklahoma City Barons where he was the number two goalie behind Gerber.
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Deslauriers played for Team Canada at the 2010 Spengler Cup where he was named top goaltender.
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On July 12, 2011, Deslauriers signed a two-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks. On January 10, 2012, he earned his first win as a Duck, a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.
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After playing the entirety of the 2013–14 season in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Deslauriers as a free agent agreed to attend the Los Angeles Kings 2014 training camp on a try-out contract on September 2, 2014.He was released from his tryout by the Kings on September 26, 2014.
After one season in the Kontinental Hockey League with Latvian club Dinamo Riga, Deslauriers continued his career abroad by signing a one-year contract with German club, Augsburger Panther of the DEL on June 19, 2015.
Upon his retirement, Deslauriers resided in Edmonton and worked in commercial real estate.
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