SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired goaltender Jeff Deslauriers (pronounced duh-LAW-ree-yay) from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations. He has been assigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Deslauriers, 28 (5/15/84), went 6-8-1 with a 3.25 GAA and a .902 SV% in 15 games with the Fort Wayne Komets in the ECHL this season. He also appeared in two games for the Norfolk Admirals in the American Hockey League (AHL) going 1-1-0 with a 3.51 GAA and a .889 SV%. The 6-foot-4, 203-pound native of St. Jean-Richelieu, Que., has appeared in 62 career NHL games in parts of three seasons with Edmonton and Anaheim going 23-32-4 with a 3.24 GAA, a .901 SV% and three shutouts. Deslauriers went 3-1-0 in four starts with Anaheim last season posting a 2.74 GAA and a .903 SV%. He was originally selected by Edmonton in the second round (No. 31 overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
MINNESOTA WILD RECALLS GOALTENDER DARCY KUEMPER FROM THE HOUSTON AEROS
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kuemper, 22 (5/5/90), is 1-2-0 with a 2.22 GAA and a .924 SV% in four games (three starts) with the Wild this season. He made his NHL debut Feb. 12 at Vancouver and won his first NHL game Feb. 17 against Detroit. In 21 contests with Houston this season, Kuemper is 13-8-0 with a 1.88 GAA, a .934 SV% and four shutouts. The 6-foot-5, 207-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask., was the Wild’s sixth-round selection (No. 161 overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.