The Washington Capitals made an important organizational move Wednesday, signing goalie Dany Sabourin to a one-year-contract extension. Capitals General Manager George McPhee made the announcement.
Sabourin spent a great deal of time in Hershey last year, winning 18 out of his 37 starts in goal while posting a 2.76 goals against average. Sabourin started all of the Bears playoff games for Hershey in their five game series against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, registering two wins in Hershey’s first round exit during the Calder Cup playoffs.
With Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby a lock to begin the season in Washington following a stellar postseason playing fourteen games in the Capitals second round exit against the New York Rangers, Sabourin is the expected starter for the Bears’ come next fall. Capitals goalie prospect, Philipp Grubauer could share time with Sabourin the American Hockey League following his season ending injury playing for the South Carolina Stingrays.
This will be Sabourin’s third year in the Capitals organization following his playing days with the Providence Bruins. The deal is for one year and the terms of the deal were not disclosed.