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Pirates Sign Sauve to AHL Contract

July 16, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Portland Pirates News Release

Portland, ME - The Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers, today announced the signing of defenseman Yann Sauve to a one-year AHL contract for the 2015-16 season.

The 6-foot-3, 218 pound defenseman from Rigaud, Quebec, played a total of 25 games in the AHL last season with three teams, combining for one goal and three assists for four points. Sauve played in 17 games for the Springfield Falcons and four games each for the St. John's IceCaps and Providence Bruins in 2014-15.

Sauve also played 13 games last season for the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears, scoring two goals and two assists for four points.

Selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the Second Round (41st Overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Sauve has played eight games in the NHL, all with Vancouver. He skated in five games during the 2010-11 season and three more in 2013-14.

The 25 year-old Sauve has played a total of 221 AHL games over his five year pro career, scoring eight goals, 35 assists, and 43 points. He has had AHL stops with the Manitoba Moose (2010-11), the Chicago Wolves (2011-13), and the Utica Comets (2013-14).

Prior to turning pro, Sauve played four seasons with the QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs.

The Portland Pirates begin their first season as the top affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers in 2015-16! The Pirates 23rd AHL home opener is set for Saturday, October 17 at Cross Insurance Arena! Full-Season, Half-Season and 10 Game Season Ticket plans are on sale right now! Log onto or call 207-PIRATES to lock in your seats today!

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