The Ducks have signed Nicolas Deschamps, their second-round pick in 2008 (35th overall), to a three-year entry level contract worth a reported $2,212,500 ($737,500 a year).
The 19-year-old center appeared in 65 games with Chicoutimi of the QMJHL in 2008-09, scoring 65 points (25 goals, 41 assists) with 40 penalty minutes. He ranked third among the Sagueneens in scoring and second in assists. Deschamps also appeared in four QMJHL Playoff contests, notching three goals and four points. He made his professional debut with Iowa in the spring, notching one assist in two games for the Chops.
For what it’s worth, Hockey’s Future ranks the 6-1, 185-pound center 10th among Ducks Prospects. (Though it should be noted that Drew Miller ranks 17th on the same list, and Luca Sbisa is among “others receiving votes”). He is not to be confused with the classical French author of the same name.