WINNIPEG - Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Yann Danis and Manitoba Moose goaltender Wade Flaherty were named co-winners of the Rbk Hockey Most Valuable Player award at the 2006 AHL All-Star Game, which took place Wednesday night at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
Both netminders played for the Canadian AHL All-Star team, which defeated the Planet USA AHL All-Stars by a score of 9-4. Danis and Flaherty each stopped 12 of the 13 shots they faced. Flaherty played the first period, while Danis was in goal for the second period.
Danis, 24, has appeared in 25 games with the Bulldogs, posting a record of 11-12-1, with a 2.73 goals-against average, and a .910 save percentage.
In six appearances with the Montreal Canadiens this season, Danis posted a record of 3-2-0, with a 2.69 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. The 6-foot, 181-pound netminder was signed by the Canadiens as a free agent on March 19, 2004 after playing four seasons at Brown University.
Hamilton Bulldogs graduate and Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec was named Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic, in which the Planet USA AHL All-Stars defeated the Canadian AHL All-Stars 5-4 in a shootout. Plekanec had a goal in regulation and also scored in the shootout for the Planet USA AHL All-Stars.