Penguins Sign Sabourin

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have signed Dany Sabourin, who has played in the ECHL with Johnstown, Las Vegas and Wheeling.

In 2004-05, the 24-year-old was 19-6-1 and led the league with a goals-against average of 1.67 and a save percentage of .942 in 27 games with Wheeling while tying for second in the ECHL with a team record five shutouts. Sabourin was voted as the starting goaltender for the National Conference in the ECHL All-Star Game, but did not play as he was called up to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. In 20 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, he was 8-8-2 with a goals-against average of 2.22 and a save percentage of .921.

Selected in the fourth round (108th overall) by Calgary in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Sabourin played his first NHL game with Calgary on October 29, 2003, stopping 19 of 20 shots in the first two periods and finishing with 24 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss at Dallas. Winless in four NHL games with Calgary in 2003-04, Sabourin also played in the AHL with Lowell, going 5-7-2 with a goal-against average of 2.85 and a save percentage of .904, and in the ECHL with Las Vegas, finishing 6-3-1 with a goals-against average of 2.35 and a save percentage of .937.

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