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89 Champs: Where Are They Now: Ken Sabourin

Ken Sabourin had a very short NHL career, but he can claim he’s a Stanley Cup Champion.



Ken Sabourin played on hockey teams from 1982 until 1999, but only 5 of those seasons were in the NHL. While that number seems small, he did get the chance to play on a Stanley Cup Championship team and not many players can say that.

Sabourin came to the Flames by way of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL. The 23 year old played in 5 regular season games for the Flames in 88-89 and registered 1 point. Sabourin played in only 1 playoff game during the Cup run and thus does not have his name on the Stanley Cup (he does have a ring). He spent much of the next season back in the IHL at Salt Lake, only appearing in 16 games for the Flames before being traded to the Washington Capitals. Sabourin would play in 19 games for the Caps in 1991-92 before exiting the NHL for the final time. He would spend the next 8 seasons in the AHL and IHL before retiring in 1999.

In 2002 Sabourin was hired by the Capitals to be a play by play analyst for their radio broadcasts. He currently is still in that position and this will be his 14th season as part of the Capitals Radio Network.

by Mark Parkinson