Desrosiers signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Panthers on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Desrosiers' services almost certainly won't be needed at the NHL level with Florida also signing Sergei Bobrovsky in free agency and drafting Spencer Knight in the first round.
Desrosiers didn't earn a qualifying offer from Dallas, making him a free agent.
This news isn't surprising, considering the team issued a qualifying offer to fellow goaltender Landon Bow on Tuesday. Desrosiers hasn't made his NHL debut yet in his career, and was stuck in the ECHL last season, going 2-3-0 with a 2.76 GAA and .911 save percentage with Idaho.
Desrosiers agreed to terms on a one-year, $715,000 deal with Dallas on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
While Desrosiers figures to spent the majority of the upcoming campaign in the minors, the two-way contract will allow him to be brought up to the Stars should Ben Bishop (lower body) or Anton Khudobin suffer an injury during the season. The 22-year-old Desrosiers figures to compete with Colton Point for the starting job with AHL Texas.
Desrosiers received a qualifying offer from the Stars.
This means the Stars will retain exclusive negotiating rights with the goalie that they took in the second round (54th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Desrosiers compiled a 23-9-1 record, 2.51 GAA and .913 save percentage with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL last regular season, and he was the primary backstop for that club during the 2018 playoffs. With a new contract seemingly on the horizon, perhaps he'll be ready for his NHL debut at some point this coming season.
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