The Ducks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin from the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
The call-up was made necessary by the back spasms suffered by J.S. Giguere prior to last night's game at San Jose.
Aubin, 30 (7/19/77), appeared in seven games with the Pirates this season, going 4-2-0 with a 1.80 goals against average (GAA), .934 save percentage (SV%) and two shutouts. Acquired from Los Angeles in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft on Feb. 26, 2008, Aubin also posted a 5-6-0 record with a 3.19 GAA and .886 SV% in 19 games with the Kings earlier this season. He was assigned to Los Angeles’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Manchester on Feb. 8 and appeared in one game with the Monarchs before his acquisition by Anaheim.
Part of the first-ever trade between Anaheim and Los Angeles, Aubin was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 28, 2007. He spent last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, recording a 3-5-0 mark with a 3.43 GAA and .876 SV% in 20 games.
Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the third round (76th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Aubin has played in the NHL with Pittsburgh (1998-2004), Toronto (2005-07) and Los Angeles (2007-08). He has appeared in 218 career NHL games between the Penguins, Maple Leafs and Kings, posting an 80-83-11-7 record with a 2.93 GAA and .900 SV%.