The Washington Times - May 30, 2012, 10:49AM

Dany Sabourin’s main claim to NHL fame was in the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Vancouver Canucks starting goaltender Roberto Luongo had to use the restroom, so Sabourin played 3:34 before intermission.

Sabourin in recent years became an American Hockey League fixture, and that’s likely where he’ll remain next season after signing a one-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals.


The journeyman netminder should be the Hershey Bears’ starter next season, possibly in tandem with prospect Philipp Grubauer. His ability to be an NHL backup in a pinch, something he did while Michal Neuvirth was hurt during the playoffs.

In April, Sabourin talked about wanting more than just life in the minors.

I’m happy with my career. It’s not done yet. I’m pushing to come back in the NHL. For sure I would be happy if I could have stayed longer,” Sabourin said. “I was there for three years. But I’m working hard and doing the best I can to come back and having fun with the guys.”

With Braden Holtby and Neuvirth penciled in with the Caps, Sabourin should be counted on to carry the load in Hershey. He played 37 games for the Bears this past season, going 18-12-5 with a 2.76 goals-against average and .909 save percentage.