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.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff