BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 1, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Jason Akeson to a one-year contract.
Akeson (5’10”, 190 lbs., 7/3/1990) appeared in 15 games for the Philadelphia Flyers during the past three seasons, tallying a goal and an assist and a plus-2 rating. The Ottawa, Ontario native also played for the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) for four seasons, three of which were under the tutelage of current Sabres assistant coach Terry Murray. In 265 games for the Phantoms, Akeson tallied 225 points (81+144) and 120 penalty minutes.
Before his professional career, Akeson scored 254 points (68+186) in 201 games for the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) from 2007-08 to 2010-11. He was named the OHL’s Overage Player of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike Player in 2011 after he led the league in points (108) and assists (84) during the 2010-11 season.