|Assets:||Is a heavy hitter when on the ice, so opponents must be aware of him. Can shoot the puck from the point with aplomb. Has team-first qualities.|
|Flaws:||Must tighten up his defensive-zone coverage and limit his mistakes with the puck in order to maximize his professional upside as a defenseman.|
|Career Potential:||Aggressive defenseman with some upside.|
|5/26/2014||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year contract.|
|4/15/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|4/13/2014||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|4/09/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|4/03/2014||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|4/01/2014||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|3/07/2014||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|3/05/2014||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|9/21/2013||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|5/09/2013||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|9/25/2011||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|5/31/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/24/2010||Returned to his junior team (Gatineau-QMJHL).|
|9/16/2009||Returned to his junior team (Rouyn-Noranda-QMJHL).|
|3/05/2014||Buffalo Sabres traded Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and a 2nd round selection in 2014 and 2015 to the Los Angeles Kings for Hudson Fasching and Nicolas Deslauriers.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 3rd round (84th overall) in 2009.|
Nicolas Deslauriers, Sabres sign 2-year deal | 05/26/2014 1:32 PM
NewsNicolas Deslauriers has signed a two-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres worth $1.275 million.
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ImpactThe contract is a one-way pact after he played 17 games with the Sabres this past season. Deslauriers was acquired from Los Angeles at the trade deadline and he can play defense or forward.
Buffalo calls up Nicolas Deslauriers | 04/13/2014 1:18 PM
NewsNicolas Deslauriers has been summoned by the Sabres.
ImpactDeslauriers has a goal in 16 games with Buffalo this season. The Sabres needed reinforcements because they're entering their season finale with an army on injured players.
Nicolas Deslauriers heads the minors | 04/10/2014 10:12 AM
NewsBuffalo reassigned Nicolas Deslauriers to AHL Rochester on Wednesday.
ImpactHe'll try to help the Sabres' minor-league qualify for the postseason rather than play in meaningless games at the NHL level. Deslauriers has one goal in 16 games with the Sabres after he was acquired from Los Angeles at the trade deadline. He had 18 goals and 39 points in 60 games in the AHL with Manchester prior to the move.
Nicolas Deslauriers available to play Thurs. | 04/03/2014 4:09 PM
NewsNicolas Deslauriers will be available to play Thursday.
ImpactThe Sabres have some injuries to deal with on the back end, so Deslauriers could step into the lineup after missing Tuesday's game to be with his wife, who was scheduled to give birth.
Nicolas Deslauriers may not play Tuesday | 04/01/2014 7:48 AM
NewsNicolas Deslauriers wasn't at practice Monday because his wife was scheduled to give birth.
ImpactIt's uncertain if he'll be available to play Tuesday night versus New Jersey. Deslauriers doesn't have a point in his first 12 games with the Sabres.
Deslauriers intrigues Sabres | 03/08/2014 7:39 AM
NewsNicolas Deslauriers, who was acquired in the Brayden McNabb deal Wednesday, played well in Buffalo's 2-0 loss to Florida Friday night.
ImpactThe 23-year-old converted defenseman was called up on an emergencey basis and took four shots on goal and registered four hits in 15:08 of playing time. Buffalo coach Ted Nolan likes Deslauriers' game. "He's a big body, sadi Nolan. "I've watched him play with my son in Manchester. I like the way he plays. He plays with a little spirt and jam and that's exactly what this organization needs." That said, Deslauriers will likely not be a fantasy asset this season. We would keep an eye on him next year as he could be a light version of Antoine Roussel.
Nicolas Deslauriers joins the Buffalo Sabres | 03/07/2014 12:23 PM
NewsNicolas Deslauriers is joining the Buffalo Sabres on an emergency basis.
ImpactDeslauriers has 39 points and 76 penalty minutes in 60 AHL games in 2013-14. He was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings as part of the Brayden McNabb deal.
Buffalo gets Deslauriers from Los Angeles | 03/05/2014 1:08 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres have acquired Nicolas Deslauriers, Hudson Fasching, and two second-round picks from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Brayden McNabb.
ImpactDeslauriers has 39 points and 76 penalty minutes in 60 AHL games this season. The 23-year-old defenseman hasn't made his NHL debut yet.
|Goals||1||at Det||Apr 4|
|Assists||0||17 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13|
|Points||1||at Det||Apr 4|
|Penalty Minutes||9||vs. NYI||Apr 13|
|Plus/Minus||0||8 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 8|
|Power Play Goals||0||17 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13|
|Power Play Points||0||17 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||17 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13|
|Shorthanded Points||0||17 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:at Nas||last:Mar 27|
|Penalty Minutes||18||2013-14 (Buf)|
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