Norfolk, VA - Net-minder Jeff Deslauriers and winger Dan Sexton have both signed a professional try-out contract with the Admirals. Neither player has played elsewhere since the lockout started 108 days ago. The pair were a big part of last year’s AHL affiliate’s (Syracuse Crunch) playoff run.
They had two-way contracts that became one-way with the lockout. The Ducks chose not to waive them and they went to the land of limbo.
Deslausiers, from St-Jean-Richelieu, Quebec, split time last year between the clubs. The 28 year-old went 6-9-0 with a 3.75 goals-against average (GAA) with the minor league club and was 3-1-0 in four games with the Ducks while having a 2.75 GAA.
Sexton, from Apple Valley, MN, was the fourth leading scorer on Syracuse squad accumulating 13 goals and 30 assists and added a goal and two assists in the four playoff games he appeared in.