Deslauriers has spent most of this season in the ECHL and the American Hockey League. He played in four games for the Ducks last season, going 3-1-0 with a 2.74 goals-against average and .903 save percentage.
A second-round pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2002 NHL Draft, the 28-year-old Deslauriers has a career 23-32-4 record with a 3.24 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.
— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com