BOSTON, MA- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has 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 with seven goals, nine assists and 141 penalty minutes. He has played in eight career NHL games and registered 1-1=2 totals with nine penalty minutes, all with the New York Islanders.
The 6’1’’ 215-pound native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (#86 overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
The 28-year-old Sabourin appeared in 19 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2008-09 season and registered a 6-8-2 record, 2.85 Goals Against Average and .898 save percentage. On January 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 did not appear in a game with the Oilers before being waived on January 20, 2009.
In 57 NHL games with the Flames, Penguins and Canucks, Sabourin has notched an 18-25-4 record, 2.87 goals against average and .898 save percentage. The 6’4’’ 200-pound native of Val d’Or, Quebec native was originally drafted by the Flames in the fourth round (#108 overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.