HARTFORD, January 1, 2015: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed goaltender Yann Danis to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.
Danis, 33, who is in his 11th season of pro hockey, played 11 AHL games earlier this season with the Norfolk Admirals, posting a 5-6-0 record with a 2.72 goals-against average and a 91.4% save percentage. Two of his five victories were by shutout, including a 35-save effort against the Wolf Pack November 28 at the XL Center, in a 2-0 Norfolk win.
Danis spent last season with the Adirondack Phantoms, suiting up for 31 games and going 9-11-4, with a 3.01 GAA, an 89.7% save percentage and two shutouts.
A 6-0, 185-pound native of Lafontaine, Que., Danis has seen action in 53 career NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers, compiling a record of 17-21-4, with a 2.75 GAA, a 91.0% save percentage and three shutouts.
Danis’ AHL career has included 318 total games, with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Oklahoma City Barons, Phantoms and Admirals. His cumulative AHL record is 154-116-30, with a 2.65 GAA, 91.0% save percentage and 18 shutouts. Danis won the Baz Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s top goaltender in 2011-12, when he was 26-14-2 with a 2.07 GAA, a 92.4% save percentage and five shutouts with Oklahoma City. He also won a Calder Cup championship in 2006-07 with Hamilton.
Danis was originally signed as a free agent by Montreal March 19, 2004, after a four-year career at Brown University.
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