The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that goalie
Yann Danis has been signed to a one-year, two-way
Danis is a 32-year-old (6/21/1981) from Lafontaine,
Que. who has a long history of success in the
American Hockey League mostly with Oklahoma City
and Hamilton. With Oklahoma City in 2012, he won
the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award
as the AHL's outstanding goaltender and was named
the first-team goaltender for the 2012 AHL Post-Season
The 6-0, 185-lb free-agent goaltender has led
the Oklahoma City Barons to the Western Conference
Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs in each of the
last two seasons.
Last year with Oklahoma City, Danis finished
fifth in the league in wins and in the top ten
in the AHL in total minutes and total saves playing
in 47 games and going 26-15-6 with a 2.59 goals-against
average and .911 save percentage. Danis also played
in three games in the NHL last season with Edmonton
going 1-0-0, 3.82, .881. In the 2012-13 postseason
with the Barons, he posted a 10-7 record with
a 2.41 GAA and .923 save percentage in 17 Calder
Cup playoff games.
Last year with the Oklahoma City Barons, he played
in 47 games going 26-15-6 with a 2.59 GAA and
.911 save percentage and then helped lead his
team to the Western Conference Finals of the Calder
Cup Playoffs. In 2011-12 when he won the award
as the top goalie in the AHL, he was 26-14-2,
2.07 GAA, .924. He finished second in the league
in goals-against average (behind Ben Scrivens
of Toronto) and was eighth in saves percentage.
Danis has played in 53 career NHL games with
Edmonton, New Jersey, New York Islanders and Montreal
sporting a combined record of 17-21-4, 2.75, .910.
He has 276 games of AHL experience with 141 career
wins going back to his professional debut in 2004
with the Hamilton Bulldogs. His American Hockey
League career has taken him to the Hamilton Bulldogs
(2004-08), Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2008-09) and
Oklahoma City Barons (2011-13). In 2007, Danis
won a Calder Cup with the Hamilton Bulldogs serving
as the backup goaltender to Carey Price. The year
before, he was named the co-MVP of the 2006 AHL
All-Star Classic. He also has played one season
in the KHL with Khabarovsk in 2010-11.
Danis made his NHL debut on October 12, 2005
for the Montreal Canadiens and earned a shutout
against Atlanta in his first game in a 32-save
performance becoming the first Montreal goaltender
since 1973 to post a blanking in his debut.
Following his four-year career at Brown University
from 2000-2004 which included a sparkling senior
season with a .942 saves percentage and 1.81 goals-against
average, Danis signed with the Montreal Canadiens
and played with their AHL affiliate in Hamilton.
In 2003-04 with Brown, he was named as a First
Team All-American by several organizations and
was named 2004 ECAC and Ivy League Player of the
Year and was also named as a finalist for the
Hobey Baker award. His 43 career wins and 13 career
shutouts were Brown University records.
The 25th season of AHL excitement in Glens Falls
is coming this October! The first official drop
of the puck takes place September 28 with a preseason
game against the Albany Devils. Catch the Phantoms
for less than $10 per game with season tickets.
Call the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355.