BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 8, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
In his second full Liiga season in 2018-19, Ruotsalainen (5’8”, 179 lbs., 10/29/1997) led Ilves and ranked ninth in the league with 21 goals, adding 21 assists to total a team-high 42 points. He led all Liiga forwards in average ice time (21:05) and faceoffs (1,216) in his 59 regular-season games, posting a faceoff percentage of 54.9%. In seven playoff games in 2019, Ruotsalainen recorded seven points (2+5) and a plus-6 rating. Through parts of four Liiga seasons, he has totaled 73 points (36+37) in 204 regular-season games.
A native of Oulu, Finland, Ruotsalainen won a silver medal with Team Finland at the 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship and represented his country at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. He made his debut with the Finnish national team during the 2018-19 season, joining the team for several games during the Euro Hockey Tour.
Sabres forward Jack Eichel
Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
Sabres forward Jason Pominville
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
Sabres forward Jeff Skinner
Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian
Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin
Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen
Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton
BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 22, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forwards Danny O’Regan and Scott Wilson from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
O’Regan (5’10”, 180 lbs., 1/30/1994) joins the Sabres for his first recall of the season after recording 34 points (18+16) in 53 games with Rochester this season. In three professional seasons, O’Regan has totaled 132 points (54+78) in 165 AHL games.
A native of Berlin, Germany, O’Regan appeared in two games for the Sabres in 2017-18 after being acquired from the San Jose Sharks in February of 2018. He has totaled five points (1+4) in 24 career NHL games since being selected by the Sharks in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
After being acquired by the Sabres in December of 2017, Wilson (5’11”, 186 lbs., 4/24/1992) recorded 14 points (6+8) in 49 games for the Sabres in 2017-18. He has posted seven points (3+4) in 17 games with Rochester this season following an ankle injury that sidelined him for the first three months of the season.
A seventh-round pick (208th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, Wilson has appeared in 172 NHL games with the Sabres, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins, registering 46 points (19+27).
In corresponding moves, forward Kyle Okposo has been placed on injured reserve and defenseman Lawrence Pilut has been assigned to Rochester.