The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they have claimed goaltender Dany Sabourin off waivers.
Sabourin, 26, won the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender in 2005-06. He played 49 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, posting a record of 30-14-4, a league-leading goals-against average of 2.26 and a league-leading .922 save percentage.
Sabourin also recorded four shutouts last season and played in the 2006 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic.
He was named to the AHL’s First All-Star Team and also collected the Harry "Hap" Holmes Award as the Penguins posted the lowest team GAA in the league.
Sabourin has played a career total of five NHL games between the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he played one game last season, and the Calgary Flames.
The 6-foot-4, 200 lbs., native of Val d’Or, Que., was Calgary’s fifth choice, 108th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.