The Good: JDD is a big and agile goalie who uses his size to his advantage. Even when he is down in the butterfly position, his upright upper body covers most of the net. HIs side-to-side lateral movement is very good and his positioning is exceptional. Very hard to beat down low. Deslauriers is very aggressive and challenges shooters. He has quick legs and a lightning fast reflexes. He is technically sound and has enough character to overcoming adversity. He exudes tremendous confidence, communicating with defensemen and taking charge around net like a traffic cop. He has outstanding reflexes and anticipation, and is very well balanced in his stance. JDD also has positive body language and is big enough to cover top corners when down in butterfly.
The Bad: Deslauriers isn’t as clean or consistent with the glove as you’d like, plays too deep in net, and doesn’t cut off shoot-ins behind the net well yet. He needs to be better at recuperating his position whenever he’s under intense pressure in the crease. He lacks consistency over the long haul, and isn’t capable of being an NHL starting goaltender.
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||35||1945||17||3||4||91||2.81||.906||3|
Drafted:31st overall, 2002