SABRES SIGN DEFENSEMAN TYSON STRACHAN

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 3, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.

Strachan (6’3″, 215 lbs., 10/30/1984) appeared in 18 games with the Washington Capitals in 2013-14, recording two assists and 28 penalty minutes. He spent the majority of the season with the Hershey Bears (AHL), appearing in 60 games and tallying 19 points (4+15), 56 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating.

Drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Strachan (pronounced STRAHK-uhn) has appeared in 138 NHL games in parts of six NHL seasons with St. Louis, Florida and Washington, totaling 15 points (1+14) and 155 penalty minutes.

A native of Melfort, Saskatchewan, Strachan has appeared in parts of eight AHL seasons with Albany, Peoria, San Antonio and Hershey, compiling 87 points (16+71) and 326 penalty minutes in 276 regular-season games.

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