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Bruins sign Fata, Sabourin

fata_200.jpgThe Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, have signed defenseman Drew Fata and goaltender Dany Sabourin to one-year contracts.

Per club policy, terms of the deals will not be disclosed.

The 26-year-old Fata split the 2008-09 season between the San Antonio Rampage and the Binghamton Senators, both of the American Hockey League. He skated in 75 regular-season games and compiled seven goals, nine assists and 141 penalty minutes.

Fata has played 293 career AHL games with Binghamton, San Antonio, Bridgeport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, totaling 16 goals, 42 assists and 735 PIM. He has also played in eight career NHL games and registered one goal, one assist and nine penalty minutes, all with the New York Islanders.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (#86 overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

sabourinThe 28-year-old Sabourin appeared in 19 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2008-09 season and registered a 6-8-2 record, a 2.85 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage. On Jan. 17, 2009, he was traded by Pittsburgh along with Ryan Stone and a 2011 fourth-round pick to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Mathieu Garon. Sabourin finished the year with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons (5-6-2, 3.17, .904).

Sabourin has appeared in 150 career AHL games with Springfield, Manitoba, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Lowell and Saint John, posting a record of 69-57-14 with 11 shutouts. In 2005-06, Sabourin won the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Award as the outstanding goaltender in the AHL.

In 57 NHL games with Calgary, Pittsburgh and Vancouver, Sabourin has notched an 18-25-4 record, a 2.87 GAA and an .898 save percentage. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound native of Val d’Or, Que., native was originally drafted by the Flames in the fourth round (#108 overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.