BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 3, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Linus Ullmark on a one-year contract with an average annual value of $1.325 million.
Ullmark (6’4”, 213 lbs., 7/31/1993) recorded a 15-14-5 record and his first two NHL shutouts in 37 appearances during his first full NHL season in 2018-19. In parts of four seasons with the Sabres, Ullmark has appeared in 63 games, posting a 24-27-7 record with a .910 save percentage and a 2.87 goals-against average.
The Lugnvik, Sweden native made his professional debut as an 18-year-old in 2011-12 with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League and was selected by the Sabres in the sixth round (163rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. Before becoming an NHL regular, he was twice selected to appear in the AHL All-Star Classic as a member of the Rochester Americans (2016 and 2017). In the SHL, he was awarded the Honken Trophy as the league’s top goaltender in 2013-14 after leading all netminders with a .931 save percentage in his first full professional season.