Deslauriers in April 2016
February 22, 1991 |
LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||84th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Nicolas Deslauriers (born February 22, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the third round, 84th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. His play has been described as a mix between a enforcer and a grinder.
Deslauriers played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Gatineau Olympiques. At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, he was drafted in the third round, 84th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings.
On May 31, 2011, Los Angeles signed Deslauriers to a three-year, entry-level contract. He made his professional debut in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Manchester Monarchs during the 2011–12 season.
On March 5, 2014, Deslauriers was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, along with Hudson Fasching, in exchange for defenceman Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and two draft picks. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres in a game against the Florida Panthers on March 7, 2014.
After three full seasons in Buffalo, Deslauriers was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, before the 2017–18 season. On October 4, 2017, the opening day of the NHL season, Deslauriers was traded by the Sabres to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Zach Redmond.
Deslauriers made his debut with the Canadiens in a game against the Arizona Coyotes on November 16, 2017. For his improved playing skills in December, Deslauriers earned the Molson Cup honour at the end of December 2017. On February 19, 2018, the Canadiens re-signed Deslauriers to a two-year, one-way contract extension worth $1.9 million.
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- "Canadiens sign winger Nicolas Deslauriers to two-year contract". sportsnet.ca. February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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