General manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers, parent club of the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons, have agreed to terms with goaltender Yann Danis on a one-year contract.
Danis, 31, played in 43 games with the Barons in 2011-12, posting a 26-14-2 record with a 2.07 goals-against average, a .924 save percentage and five shutouts. The Lafontaine, Que., native was awarded the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goalie and was also selected to the First Team All-Star Team.
He etched his name into the Barons record books twice. His five shutouts is the most in the brief two-season history of the Barons. He also owns the individual record for consecutive shutout minutes by a Barons goaltender at 173 minutes 16 seconds.
Danis appeared in one game with the Oilers in a relief appearance when he was recalled by Edmonton on February 20.
Danis has played in 229 career AHL games with Oklahoma City, Bridgeport and Hamilton, amassing a record of 114-84-20 with 12 shutouts. He has played in two AHL All-Star Classics (2006, 2012) and was a member of Hamilton’s Calder Cup championship team in 2007.