Yann Danis
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 21/06/1981
DRAFTED: undrafted
COJHL All-Rookie Team (2000) ECAC Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003) ECAC First All-Star Team (2004) ECAC Goaltender of the Year (2004) ECAC Player of the Year (2004) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) AHL First All-Star Team (2012) Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy (AHL Top Goaltender) (2012) Signed as a free agent by Montreal, March 19, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2008. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Khabarovsk (KHL), July 27, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 5, 2013. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Norfolk (AHL), November 10, 2014. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Hartford (AHL), January 1, 2015. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 3, 2015.
Career notes: Named the first team goaltender for the 2012 AHL Post-Season All-Star team...Last season's winner of the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender, as voted by AHL coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities...Played the second period of the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, stopping all 11 shots he faced...Has 8 seasons of professional experience, the first 4 with the Montreal Canadiens' organization, followed by single seasons with the New York Islanders (2008-09), NewJersey (2009-10), Amur Khabarovsk (2010-11) of the KHL and last season with OKC...Turned in a 32-save shutout at Atlanta in NHL debut Oct. 12, 2005, the first Montreal goalie to debut with a shutout since Wayne Thomas on Jan. 14, 1973...Made his AHL debut with Hamilton on Mar. 28, 2004, and turned in a 22-save shutout against Toronto...Played 4 years at Brown University, where he was ECAC Player and Goaltender of the Year in 2004...Named an NCAA East First All-American in 2004, when he was a Hobey Baker finalist and set an ECAC record single-season save percentage (.942)...Originally signed by Montreal on Mar. 19, 2004 after not being selected in any previous NHL Entry Drafts...Re-signed by Edmonton to a one-year contract July 1, 2012.