July 13, 2009

Danis ’04 Signs With NJ Devils

PROVIDENCE, RI - Former Brown goalie Yann Danis '04 has signed an NHL contract with the New Jersey Devils, announced Friday. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.

Danis, 28, joins the Devils after spending last season with the New York Islanders, splitting the season between New York (NHL) and the Bridgeport Soundtigers (AHL).  He began the season with Bridgeport, where he went 7-3-0, with a 2.26 goals-against average in 10 AHL appearances from Oct. 10-Jan. 7.

Danis appeared in an NHL career-high 31 games, posting a 10-17-3 mark, while leading the team with two shutouts, a .910 save percentage, and 2.86 goals-against average. He joined the Islanders as a free agent on July 2, 2008 after four-plus seasons with the Canadiens' organization.

A native of Lafontaine, Quebec, Danis was a Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist in 2004, while also earning First Team All-America honors, First Team All-ECAC, First Team All-Ivy, as well as ECAC Player of the Year and Goalie of the Year, and Ivy League Player of the Year. Danis was also a three-time Academic All-American will at Brown, earning First Team honors in both 2002 and 2004.

He continues to hold numerous Brown hockey records including goals against average in a season (1.81 in 2004), save percentage in a season (.942 in 2004), shutouts in a season (5 in 2004), as well as career goals against average (2.20), career save percentage (.930), and career shutouts (13).