ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Marco Cousineau to a one-year contract through the 2012-13 season (accepted qualifying offer). Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Cousineau, 22 (11/9/89), made his American Hockey League (AHL) debut with Syracuse in 2011-12, going 3-2-0 with a 3.32 goals-against average (GAA) and .904 save percentage (SV%) in six games. Cousineau won his first three games with Syracuse, including his AHL debut on Jan. 13 at Binghamton (W, 5-2). The St. Lazare, Quebec native, who appeared in one ECHL game with Elmira on Nov. 4 at Trenton, played the remainder of the season with Allen of the Central Hockey League (CHL), posting a 16-4-4 record with three shutouts, a 2.53 GAA and .918 SV%.
Selected by Anaheim in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Cousineau made his professional debut with Elmira in 2010-11, posting a 21-16-5 record with a 3.23 GAA and .898 SV%. The 6-0, 195-pound goaltender played four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2006-10, going 84-67-12 with a 3.11 GAA and .897 SV% in 176 games. In 2007-08, Cousineau led the QMJHL in wins, finished fourth among league goaltenders in GAA and was also named to the QMJHL Second-Team All-Star squad.