The Bruins have added some depth by signing defenseman Drew Fata and goalie Dany Sabourin. Both players were signed to one year deals. The terms of the deals have not been disclosed.
Drew Fata is a physical stay-at-home defenseman. Fata, who will turn 26 later this month, has been a career minor leaguer, but had a few cups of coffee with the big club. He appeared in 8 regular season NHL games for the New York Islanders between 2006 and 2008. In 75 games split between the Binghamton Senators and San Antonio Rampage this season, Fata recorded 16 points (7-9-16) and 141 PIMs. According to HockeyFights.com, Fata had 13 fighting majors this season. It looks like this move was made to fill out the roster down in Providence and add a little grit to the Baby B's blue line.
#0 / Defenseman
Jul 28, 1983
This is not the proudest moment of Drew Fata's career:
Dany Sabourin has 57 games of NHL experience between the pipes with a career record of 18-25-4 and a GAA of 2.87. He appeared in 19 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins this year, compiling a record of 6-8-2 with a 2.85 GAA and .898 save percentage. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in January, but was waived by the Oilers shortly after the trade. I would expect Sabourin to end up in Providence this season. My guess is that the logic behind this signing was to have a goalie with some NHL experience as an insurance policy. I think it is still safe to assume that Tuukka Rask will be the backup to Tim Thomas in Boston next season.
#30 / Goalie
Sep 02, 1980