SABRES SIGN DAVIDSON TO 1-YEAR CONTRACT

The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Brandon Davidson  to a one-year contract worth $750,000.

Highlights:
  •  Averaged 15:20 of ice time in six games for the Sabres in 2020-21.
  • Led all Stockton defensemen in points per game (.59) in 2019-20 (min. five GP) while setting an AHL career high with 20 points (3+17) in 34 games.
  • Tied his NHL career highs in games played (51) and goals (4) between the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders in 2017-18.
  • Named to the WHL (East) Second All-Star Team in 2012 after a 49-point campaign as the captain of the Regina Pats in his last junior season.

SABRES ACQUIRE BUTCHER, 5TH-ROUND PICK FROM NEW JERSEY

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Will Butcher and a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft from the New Jersey Devils.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights:

  • Led all New Jersey defensemen in assists (92) and ranks second among Devils blueliners in points (106) since entering the NHL in 2017-18.
  • Was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2017-18 after leading all first-year defensemen with 44 points (5+39) in 81 games.
  • Won the 2017 Hobey Baker Award and captained the University of Denver to a victory at the 2017 NCAA men’s ice hockey National Championship.
  • Has represented the United States at the IIHF World Championship (2018), IIHF World Junior Championship (2014 and 2015) and IIHF U18 World Championship (2012 and 2013).

SABRES SIGN HINOSTROZA TO 1-YEAR CONTRACT

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Vinnie Hinostroza to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million.

Highlights:
  •  Recorded 12 points (4+8) in 17 games for Chicago last season after being acquired via trade from Florida on April 2.
  • Established NHL career highs in games played (72), goals (16), assists (23) and points (39) for the Arizona Coyotes in 2018-19.
  • Represented the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship and at the 2016 IIHF World Championship.
  • Played two seasons for the University of Notre Dame and was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2013-14) and the Hockey East First All-Star Team (2014-15) during his collegiate career.

SABRES SIGN CAGGIULA TO 1-YEAR CONTRACT

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Drake Caggiula to a one-year contract worth $750,000.

Highlights:
  • Scored two goals and added one assist in 11 games for the Sabres after being claimed off of waivers on April 9.
  • Set a career high in points (23) and tied his career high in assists (11) during the 2018-19 season with the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Played four years of collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota where he totaled 127 points (62+65) in 162 games. Won the 2016 NCAA National Championship with the Fighting Hawks and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

SABRES QUALIFY FIVE RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS


The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:

Forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt

Defensemen Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Fitzgerald
and Henri Jokiharju