Nicolas Deslauriers

Nicolas Deslauriers

31-Year-Old Left WingLW
Minnesota Wild
Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 9/15/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Nicolas Deslauriers in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $2 million contract extension with the Ducks in February of 2020. Traded to the Wild in March of 2022.
Not expected to play
LWMinnesota Wild
Undisclosed
May 12, 2022
Deslauriers (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Thursday's Game 6 versus the Blues, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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It's unclear what's keeping Deslauriers out of the lineup as the Wild face elimination. Connor Dewar will enter in a fourth-line capacity to replace him.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    11:38
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:02
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:24
  • Average Time On Ice:
    10:32
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:42
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
9:47
0:03
0:02
2020–21
11:19
0:02
0:09
2021–22
11:38
0:02
1:24
2021–22
10:32
0:00
0:42
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Deslauriers was relatively productive in his first year with the Ducks, amassing 13 points, 137 hits and a career-high 92 PIM in 59 games. The 29-year-old rarely fills anything other than a fourth-line role, but his gritty playing style suits that assignment well. Deslauriers hasn't topped 15 points in any season in his career, so it's safe to assume that's his point-production ceiling. He's also good for at least 130 hits and the occasional shorthanded point at times. Fantasy managers won't need to select Deslauriers on draft day, but he could be a useful addition in exceedingly deep formats, especially if injuries arise among other Ducks forwards.
Deslauriers appeared in 48 games with the Canadiens last campaign, notching two goals and five points while posting a disappointing minus-12 rating over that span. The 28-year-old vet will be a solid rotational bottom-six option for the Ducks in 2019-20, but he likely won't have a permanent spot in the lineup, and won't produce enough offense when on the ice to warrant consideration as a spot starter in fantasy circles.
Montreal's acquisition of Deslauriers flew under the radar -- and deservedly so -- but the fourth-line grinder turned in a very surprising offensive season for a team desperately in need of it. He notched a career-high 10 goals, 13.0 shooting percentage and generated 109 high-danger scoring chances, the most among the fourth-line regulars. It earned him a two-year contract extension, and his team-high 238 hits made him a Bell Centre favorite. The offensive output is way out of line with his career norms, plus his possession metrics indicate there was a bit of luck to his production. He'll likely reprise his role on the fourth line once ready to return from a facial fracture, but don't expect a repeat in offense when he's ready. Be satisfied with the hits.
Deslauriers notched just two assists in 42 games last year, serving as a fourth-line banger. The defenseman-turned-winger is a hitting machine, but unfortunately does not offer much in other aspects of the game. He'll play a similar role for the 2017-18 season, but if his production and consistency don't improve, he may not see much action with the Sabres. Deslauriers will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Deslauriers appeared in all 82 games in his first full season with the Sabres, scoring five goals and 15 points while becoming a mainstay on the team's fourth line as a tireless grinder. He's expected to build on his success in his sophomore year, where he should be able to contribute a little more offensively without sacrificing his style of play. However, with a glut of bodies up front, Deslauriers will have to prove he's worthy of a full-time spot once again.
Acquired in a late-season trade from Los Angeles, the converted defenseman provides some extra offense and size on the wing. The Sabres love his physical play, but there are other aspects of Deslauriers’ game that needs to improve. In 17 games with the Sabres in 2013-14, Deslauriers managed just one goal and finished with a minus-10 rating. Deslauriers won’t play a big role for the Sabres, if at all. He needs to get more comfortable playing as a forward and prove that his 18-goal performance in the AHL was no fluke.
Deslauriers was a huge disappointment last year in his first season away from the QMJHL, registering just 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) in 61 games after averaging nearly a point-per-game in the previous season. He entered the season as the team's best offensive prospect from the blue line behind Thomas Hickey, but will need to re-establish himself this year or risk getting buried on the organizational depth chart.
Deslauriers had another fine season in the QMJHL, recording 43 points (14 G, 30 A) in 48 games. He then lead all QMJHL blueliners in playoff scoring (5 G, 15 A in 24 games) as he took his team to the finals. He's the Kings' best offensive prospect among their blueliners behind Thomas Hickey and bears watching as he enters the pro ranks.
Deslauriers was selected in the third round of the 2009 Entry draft out of the QMJHL. The Kings are stocked with young blueliners so he'll have a hard time distinguishing himself within the organization. There's no reason to get excited here until he moves up a few levels.
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Helps team overwhelm Kraken
LWMinnesota Wild
April 23, 2022
Deslauriers scored once on three shots in Friday's 6-3 win over the Kraken.
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Set to return against Dallas
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April 14, 2022
Deslauriers (undisclosed) is expected back in action versus the Stars on Thursday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Joining team on road
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Undisclosed
April 12, 2022
Deslauriers (undisclosed) will travel with the Wild for their upcoming road trip to Dallas and St. Louis, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Remains sidelined
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April 12, 2022
Deslauriers (undisclosed) remains day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Edmonton, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.
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Out Sunday with injury
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Undisclosed
April 10, 2022
Deslauriers is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will not play Sunday against the visiting Kings, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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