The Sabres have signed forward Taylor Hall to a one-year contract with an AAV of $8 million.
- His 1.05 points per game in the last three seasons ranks 17th in the NHL.
- Won the Hart Trophy in 2018 after leading the New Jersey Devils to the playoffs with career-high totals in goals (39), assists (54) and points (93).
- Has been selected to four NHL All-Star Games in his career.
- Won back-to-back gold medals with Team Canada at the 2015 and 2016 IIHF World Championships. Has recorded 24 points (15+9) in 28 total games for Canada’s senior national team.
The Sabres have signed forward Cody Eakin to a two-year contract with an AAV of $2.25 million.
- Has totaled 237 points (103+134) in nine NHL seasons, spending time with the Winnipeg Jets, Vegas Golden Knights, Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals.
- Recorded career-high totals in goals (22) and points (41) in 2018-19 with Vegas.
- Has amassed 19 points (8+11) in 50 career playoff games and dressed for every game in the Golden Knights’ 2018 run to the Stanley Cup Final.
- Won championships in the AHL and WHL, and recorded six points (4+2) in nine games to help Canada win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.