Aubin sticks with Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs, parent club of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, announced Thursday that they have signed goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Aubin, 28, played for Toronto’s AHL affiliate in St. John’s last season, posting a record of 12-9-0 with a 2.87 GAA, .921 save percentage and three shutouts. He set an AHL season high with 63 saves in a 5-3 win over Syracuse on Dec. 30, 2004.

Aubin has a record of 28-32-4 with six shutouts in 71 career AHL appearances with St. John’s, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Syracuse.

Aubin’s best season in the NHL came in 1999-2000 with Pittsburgh, when he ranked first among NHL rookie goaltenders that year in wins (23), first in games played (51), first in minutes (2,789), second in save percentage (.914), third in goals-against average (2.58) and fourth in shutouts (tie).

The native of Montreal has played 168 career NHL games for Pittsburgh, posting a record of 63-72-11 with a 2.92 GAA and six shutouts. He was originally Pittsburgh’s third-round choice, 76th overall, in the 1995 Entry Draft.