BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 3, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Cal O’Reilly to a two-year contract.
O’Reilly (6’0”, 188 lbs., 9/30/1986), who was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft, has played 113 NHL games, registering 41 points (13+28) in four seasons with the Predators, Phoenix Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins.
In 2014-15, O’Reilly appeared in 76 games as captain for the Utica Comets (AHL) in his 10th professional season. The center led the Comets and tied for 10th among all AHL skaters with 61 points (10+51) and his 51 assists ranked second in the AHL. O’Reilly also logged a team-high 19 points (2+17) in 21 playoff games during the Comets’ run to the Calder Cup Final.
The Toronto, Ontario native now has 371 points (74+297) in 416 career AHL games, adding 43 (11+32) in 66 postseason contests. He also skated in 46 games in two seasons with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL), where he totaled 20 points (3+17) and 32 penalty minutes.