Canucks claim Sabourin off waivers

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.