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Oilers sign Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers

Goaltender inked to a two-year contract

Friday, 18.07.2008 / 1:07 PM / Transactions
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Oilers sign Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers
The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers on a two-year contract.
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers turns aside a shot during pre-season action last September. (Photo: Andy Devlin/EOHC)
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The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers on a two-year contract.

Drouin-Deslauriers, 24, just completed his fourth professional season in 2007-08, appearing in 57 games with the Oilers’ top minor league affiliate, the Springfield Falcons (American Hockey League). 
The 6’4”, 189 pound native of St-Jean-Richelieu, Quebec, posted a 26-23-5 (W-L-SOL) record with a 2.90 goals against average and a .912 save percentage with the Falcons.  His 26 wins established a career-high and tied him for seventh best among all AHL goaltenders.

Oilers Vice-President of Hockey Operations, Kevin Prendergast says, “Jeff made some significant strides last season and now appears ready to challenge for a spot on our hockey club.  With Jeff’s addition, we are very comfortable with our goaltending situation.”

Drouin-Deslauriers made his professional debut in 2004-05 with the AHL’s Edmonton Road Runners, posting a 6-13-2 (W-L-T) record with a 2.96 goals against average and a .888 save percentage in 22 games played.

Originally drafted by the Oilers in the second round, 31st overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Drouin-Deslauriers played with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Chicoutimi Sagueneens from 2001-02 to 2003-04.  Over three seasons, he posted a 67-64-8 record in 150 career QMJHL games.

Drouin-Deslauriers' Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP Mins W L T OT GA SA SO GAA Sv%
2000-2001 Gatineau  QAAA   22 1,194 10 9 2 - 61   2 3.07  
2001-2002 Chicoutimi  QMJHL   51 2,909 28 20 1 - 170   1 3.51  
2002-2003 Chicoutimi  QMJHL   54 2,582 18 24 1 - 164   0 3.81  
2003-2004 Chicoutimi  QMJHL   50 2,701 21 20 6 - 129   1 2.87  
2004-2005 Greenville  ECHL   11 673 7 3 1 - 26 432 1 2.32 .940
2004-2005 Edmonton  AHL   22 1,258 6 13 2 - 62 553 0 2.96 .888
2005-2006 Hamilton  AHL   13 666 4 7 -   35   0 3.15  
2005-2006 Greenville  ECHL   6 335 2 4 -   17   0 3.05  
2006-2007 Wilkes-Barre  AHL   40 2,231 22 12 -   92 1,001 4 2.47 .908
2007-2008 Springfield AHL 57 3,045 26 23 5   147 1,679 0 2.90 .912
 
Drouin-Deslauriers' Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP Mins W L GA SA SO GAA Sv%
2000-2001 Gatineau  QAAA   2 125 1 0 6   0 2.89  
2001-2002 Chicoutimi  QMJHL   4 197 0 3 20   0 6.11  
2002-2003 Chicoutimi  QMJHL   4 240 0 4 15   0 9.00  
2003-2004 Chicoutimi  QMJHL   18 956 10 8 50   1 3.14  
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