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Ducks Recall MacDonald; Reassign Levasseur

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled goaltender Joey MacDonald from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned goaltender J.P. Levasseur to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).

MacDonald, 30 (2/7/80), has split the 2009-10 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Marlies. In six contests with the Maple Leafs, MacDonald went 1-4-0 with a 3.20 goals-against average (GAA) and .892 save percentage (SV%). He shared a 3-0 shutout with Jonas Gustavsson on Dec. 1 at Montreal, turning away all 18 shots he faced. In 36 contests with the Marlies this season, MacDonald posted a 14-19-7 record with a 3.18 GAA and .893 SV%. The 6-0, 197-pound netminder recorded a pair of shutouts with the Marlies, including Mar. 12 at Chicago (40 shots) and Oct. 20 vs. Adirondack (19 shots).

Acquired from Toronto in exchange for a seventh-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, MacDonald has appeared in 72 NHL contests with Detroit, Boston, NY Islanders and Toronto, going 18-38-9 with a 3.30 GAA and .900 SV%. He made his NHL debut with Detroit on Oct. 19, 2006 at San Jose and recorded his first NHL win on Feb. 11, 2007 vs. Calgary (7-4). In 238 career AHL contests, the Pictou, Nova Scotia native has gone 118-95-12 with a 2.58 GAA and 20 shutouts. In 2002-03, MacDonald received the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award with teammate Marc Lamothe for the lowest team GAA in the AHL with Grand Rapids in 2002-03.

Levasseur, 23 (1/15/87), did not make an appearance with Anaheim following his recall from Springfield on Mar. 30. He has appeared in 25 contests with Springfield this season, posting an 8-16-1 record with a 3.59 goals-against average (GAA) and .896 save percentage (SV%). He recorded one shutout with the Falcons, stopping all 49 shots he faced in a 4-0 triumph over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Feb. 14. A native of Victoriaville, Quebec, Levasseur recorded a 2.25 GAA and .925 SV% over a seven-game span with Springfield from Jan. 13-29, in which he won five of those seven contests (5-2-0). The 6-0, 199-pound netminder also appeared in five contests with Bakersfield of the ECHL (2-3-0, 3.63 GAA, .903 SV%) and 16 games with Laredo of the Central Hockey League (10-3-3, 2.31 GAA, .919 SV%) this season.

Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Levasseur appeared in 41 contests last season with the Iowa Chops, Anaheim’s then-affiliate in the AHL. He went 13-18-4 with a 3.11 GAA and .890 SV%. In 76 career AHL contests, Levasseur has gone 25-39-6 with a 3.19 GAA and .892 SV%. Playing four seasons of junior hockey with Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2004-07, Levasseur led the league in wins in both 2005-06 (35) and 2006-07 (31). In 148 career QMJHL contests, he posted a 74-56-4 record with a 3.55 GAA.
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