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.
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders