Sabourin, 31, went 18-12-5 with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 37 games with Hershey last season and posted a 3-2 record with a 3.19 goals-against average and a .882 save percentage in the Calder Cup playoffs. Sabourin was recalled to Washington for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs and backed up Braden Holtby for the first four games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals vs. Boston. He spent all of 2010-11 with the Bears, recording a 14-9-0 record with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 23 games.
The 6’4”, 204-pound Sabourin has appeared in 57 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks, compiling a record of 18-25-0-4 with a 2.88 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage.
The Val-d’Or, Quebec, native was originally Calgary’s fourth-round choice, 108th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.