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SABRES, BRYSON AGREE TO ENTRY-LEVEL DEAL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 15, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Jacob Bryson to a three-year, entry-level contract. Bryson will sign an ATO and report to the Rochester Americans (AHL). The entry-level contract will begin starting with the 2019-20 season.

Bryson (5’9”, 178 lbs., 11/18/1997) recently completed his junior season at Providence College, earning Hockey East Second Team All-Star honors after recording 28 points (4+24) in 42 games and serving as a team captain for the Friars. Bryson set new career highs in both assists and points in 2018-19 and recorded an assist in all three NCAA Tournament games to help lead his team to a Frozen Four appearance.

The London, Ontario native was the recipient of Hockey East’s Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award in 2018 and 2019. Bryson also earned CCM/AHCA Second Team All-American honors at the conclusion of the 2018 season. He finished his collegiate career having recorded 73 points (11+62) in 121 games.

Bryson was selected by the Sabres in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.

SABRES HEAD COACH PHIL HOUSLEY RELIEVED OF DUTIES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 7, 2019) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties.

SABRES ASSIGN BORGEN TO ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 3, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned defenseman William Borgen to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

SABRES RECALL TENNYSON

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 28, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Tennyson (6’2”, 205 lbs., 4/23/1990) joins the Sabres for the fourth time this season, having skated in four games with the club in total. The Minneapolis, Minnesota native has recorded 20 points (4+16) in 45 games with the Americans this season, including an assist in each of his last two games. In his career, Tennyson has totaled 20 points (3+17) in 124 NHL games with Buffalo, the Carolina Hurricanes and the San Jose Sharks.

SABRES RECALL OLOFSSON

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 27, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Victor Olofsson from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Olofsson (5’11”, 181 lbs., 7/18/1995) joins the Sabres for his first career recall in the midst of a three-game point streak during which he has recorded seven points (3+4) with the Americans.

In his first season in North America, Olofsson has recorded a team-high 60 points (27+33) through 64 AHL games, leading all Rochester skaters in goals and assists. He is tied for the AHL lead with nine game-winning goals in 2018-19 and also ranks in the top 10 in the league in points (T-5th) and goals (T-10th).

Olofsson was selected by the Sabres in the seventh round (181st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He signed a two-year contract with the team in April of 2018 after finishing his third full SHL season with career highs in both goals (27) and points (43) for Frölunda, leading all SHL players in both goals and power-play goals (14). The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native totaled 60 goals in 200 career SHL games from 2013-14 to 2017-18, converting on 15 percent of his 400 shots in Sweden’s top professional league