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Canucks Claim Goal Tender Dany Sabourin Off Waivers

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have claimed goaltender Dany Sabourin off waivers.

Sabourin, 26, played 49 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the 2005-06 season posting a record of 30-14-4 a GAA of 2.26 and a .922 save percentage. Sabourin also recorded four shutouts last season and played six playoff games with Wilkes-Barre.

At the close of the 2005-06 season, Sabourin led all AHL goaltender's with a 2.26 GAA and a .922 save percentage. The backstop was named to the AHL's First All-Star Team and won the Aldege Bastien Award as the league's outstanding goaltender. Sabourin also collected the Harry Holmes Award for posting the lowest team GAA.

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, Quebec was Calgary's fifth choice, 108th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
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