The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Jean-Philippe Levasseur from the Augusta Lynx, Anaheim’s development affiliate in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
Levasseur, 21 (1/15/87), made his professional hockey debut in 2007-08, appearing in 29 contests with the Lynx. He posted a 10-11-0-2 record with a 2.99 goals-against average (GAA) and .900 save percentage (SV%). Levasseur also appeared in one postseason contest for Augusta, stopping 30-of-32 shots on April 16 at South Carolina.
In addition, the Victoriaville, Quebec native played in 10 regular season games with the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Levasseur posted a 4-5-1 record with a 2.50 GAA and .886 SV%, earning his first AHL shutout on Jan. 26 in a 2-0 victory vs. Lowell.
Originally selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Levasseur played in 148 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) games for Rouyn-Noranda, posting a career record of 74-56-4 with a 3.55 GAA. He led the QMJHL in wins during both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, setting a personal best in 2005-06 with 35. In addition, the 6-0, 205-pound netminder appeared in 23 career QMJHL playoff contests, going 9-10 with a 3.51 GAA.