The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned goaltender J.P. Levasseur to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Levasseur, 24 (1/15/87), who was recalled on Apr. 9 and has yet to play in an NHL game, posted a 3.01 GAA, .912 SV%, a career-high five shutouts and a 13-23-3 record in 45 games with Syracuse this season. He earned shutouts on Nov. 12 at Albany (23 saves, 3-0 win), Dec. 19 vs. Connecticut (32 saves in a 5-0 win), Jan. 14 at Hamilton (46 saves in 1-0 shootout loss), Feb. 4 at Adirondack (31 saves in a 5-0 win) and Mar. 11 vs. Texas (34 saves in a 1-0 shootout win). The Victoriaville, Quebec native won two of his last three starts (2-1-0), stopping 102-of-111 shots for a .919 SV% and 3.00 GAA.
Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Levasseur has played four AHL seasons with Portland (2007-08), Iowa (2008-09), Springfield (2009-10) and Syracuse (2010-11). He has gone 38-62-9 with seven shutouts, a 3.12 GAA and .889 SV% in 121 career AHL appearances.