The Ducks announced on Wednesday that they have signed goaltender Jean-Philippe Levasseur to a one-year contract extension through the 2010-11 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Levasseur, 23 (1/15/87), appeared in 25 contests with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2009-10, posting an 8-16-1 record with a 3.59 goals-against average (GAA) and .896 save percentage (SV%). He recorded one shutout with Springfield, stopping all 49 shots he faced in a 4-0 triumph over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Feb. 14, 2010. Levasseur was recalled by Anaheim on Mar. 30 but did not make an appearance before being reassigned to Springfield on Apr. 2. 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%) last season. He also added six ECHL playoff appearances with Bakersfield, registering a 3-3 mark with a 2.61 GAA.
Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Levasseur has appeared in 76 career AHL contests, going 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.