The Vancouver Canucks, the NHL affiliate of the Manitoba Moose, announced they have assigned goaltender Wade Flaherty to the AHL club.
Flaherty, 38, spent his entire 17th pro season last year with the Moose, appearing in 49 games – the most in a season for Flaherty since 1993-94. The Terrace, B.C., native compiled a record of 26-14-4 with a goals-against average of 2.40 and a save percentage of .919, and appeared in the 2006 AHL All-Star Game, earning co-MVP honors.
Flaherty set franchise records for wins in a season (26) as well as shutouts (an AHL-leading six) in 2005-06, and was named a Second Team AHL All-Star. In the Calder Cup Playoffs, Flaherty was 5-5 in 11 appearances with a 2.06 GAA.
Flaherty has appeared in 220 career American Hockey League games with Manitoba, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Utah, Lowell and Kentucky. He has a record of 108-73-23 with a 2.49 GAA and a .919 save percentage in AHL action. He was named MVP of the 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs when he led Milwaukee to the championship.
Flaherty has also made 120 career NHL appearances with San Jose, the New York Islanders, Florida, Tampa Bay and Nashville.