Dany Sabourin has decided to take his hockey talents overseas, signing with the Graz 99ers in Austria.
Drafted in the fourth round, 108th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, he played four games with Calgary before moving to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2006, he was awarded the Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy as top goaltender in the AHL after achieving 30 wins in 49 games with Pittsburgh’s AHL farm team in Wilkes-Barre. In October 2006, the Vancouver Canucks claimed him via waivers, where he served as backup to Roberto Luongo.
On July 1, 2007, Sabourin was signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins once again as an unrestricted free agent, recording 10 wins for the Penguins in the 2007–08 NHL season. On January 17, 2009, Sabourin was traded to the Edmonton Oilers along with forward Ryan Stone and a fourth round draft pick for Goaltender Mathieu Garon. However, general manager Steve Tambellini declared on the day of the trade that he had no intention of bringing Sabourin to the Edmonton Oilers club. Instead, the Oilers stated that they intended to trade or waive Sabourin, who finished the year with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate Springfield Falcons. For the past three campaigns, the Canadian born goaltender has played with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, getting named to the AHL All Star Game during the 2011-2012 campaign.
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