Victoria, BC – The Victoria Salmon Kings, proud affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose, announced today that Vancouver contracted defenseman Yann Sauve has been re-assigned to the team by the Canucks via Manitoba.
The Montreal, PQ native joins Victoria after completing a four-year junior career with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Last season, Sauve appeared in 61 games for the Sea Dogs scoring 36 points (7g-29a) while serving 65 minutes in penalties. The defenseman also helped lead Saint John to the QMJHL Final this past spring where he recorded 15 points (5g-10a) and 36 penalty minutes in 21 playoff contests.
The 6-3, 200 lb Sauve finished his time in Saint John with 20 goals and 82 assists for 102 points in 251 games while accumulating 296 minutes in penalties. He also dressed for 39 career QMJHL Playoff games with the Sea Dogs notching 20 points (6g-14a) and 67 penalty minutes. Sauve also participated in the 2006 QMJHL All-Star Game representing Saint John.
The 20-year-old, a second-round selection (#41 overall) of the Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has also played hockey internationally for Team Canada at the 2007 World Junior U-18 Championships, where he notched one assist and four penalty minutes in six games. Sauve has also represented Team QMJHL in four versions of the Canada-Russia Super Series challenge, totaling one assist and 16 minutes in penalties across seven contests.