Thursday, September 18, 2008

Flyers sign G Aubin

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 5’11”, 180-pound goaltender Jean-Sebastien Aubin to a one-year contract, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

"Jean-Sebastien is a veteran goalie with quality NHL experience,” said Holmgren. “We feel his experience, along with his ability as a goaltender, makes him an ideal fit for our organization."

"I'm happy to come to a great organization like the Flyers,” said Aubin. “I know a lot of the guys on the team. They have a lot of faith in me and it is a really good fit for me to come here.”

Aubin, 31, appeared in 19 regular season games for the Los Angeles Kings during the 2007-08 season, posting a 5-6-1 record and 3.19 goals-against average. He also appeared in 12 AHL games last season, compiling a 6-4-0 record and 2.02 GAA with the Manchester Monarchs and Portland Pirates. He had a 9-3 record and 2.30 GAA in 12 playoff games as Portland advanced to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals.

In 218 career NHL regular season games over nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1998-99 through 2003-04), the Toronto Maple Leafs (2005-06 and 2006-07) and the Kings (2007-08), Aubin has compiled an 80-83-16 record, 2.93 GAA and seven shutouts. He was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round (76th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

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