Sabourin? But I Hardly Know Him!

Wacky Dave isn't done tinkering with the Canuck squad just yet. On the eve of their first game, Nonis acquired goaltender Dany Sabourin off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins this afternoon. The Penguins exposed Sabourin (who was the odd man out anyway with Marc-Andre Fleury and Jocelyln Thibault on the roster) this morning to make room for Chris Thorburn who they acquired off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres late Tuesday.

Sabourin was named the AHL’s top goalie a year ago after leading the AHL in goals against average and save percentage. Sabourin also set Wilkes-Barre/Scranton records for consecutive wins, consecutive road wins and the longest unbeaten streak while also finishing with a league second-best 30 wins. Sabourin was originally drafted by Calgary in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and signed with the Penguins as a free agent prior to last season.

If you care even more…and obviously you do…you can check him out in action here (WMP required).