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SABRES SIGN RODRIGUES

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 25, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Evan Rodrigues to a one-year contract with an AAV of $2 million. The terms of the contract were based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator.

Rodrigues (5’10”, 176 lbs., 7/28/1993) set career-high totals in games played (74), goals (9), assists (20) and points (29) in his fourth season with the Sabres in 2018-19. The Toronto, Ontario native recorded 25 (7+18) of his 29 points at even strength.

Since signing with Buffalo in April of 2015, Rodrigues has totaled 62 points (21+41) and 43 penalty minutes in 154 NHL games. Prior to beginning his professional career, he played four seasons for Boston University, where he helped lead the Terriers to a Hockey East Tournament title as a senior in 2014-15. He also served as an assistant captain that season and recorded a career-best 61 points (21+40), trailing only Jack Eichel for the NCAA lead.

SABRES QUALIFY SEVEN RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 25, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents:

Forwards Remi Elie, Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues, C.J. Smith; defenseman Jake McCabe; goaltender Linus Ullmark.

Post-Game Report: 3/17 vs. St. Louis

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Blues
(37-27-8)
1 1 1 0 0 3 33
Sabres
(31-32-9)
2 1 0 0 1 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 20-12-4 at KeyBank Center this season.
  • Sam Reinhart scored his third shootout winner of the season, tying Ryan Johansen and Kevin Shattenkirk for most in the NHL in 2018-19. He is one shy of the Sabres’ single-season record set by Ales Kotalik in 2006-07.
    • His four career game-deciding goals tie Maxim Afinogenov, Daniel Briere and Zemgus Girgensons for sixth-most in Sabres history.
  • The Sabres also got goals from Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary in regulation.
  • Brandon Montour’s 24th assist of the 2018-19 season set a new career high in his 72nd game. He now sits one point shy of tying his career-high total of 32 points, set in 80 games last season.
  • Alexander Nylander recorded two primary assists for his first career two-point game.
  • With an assist tonight, Rasmus Dahlin now has 38 points (8+30) on the season. It ties him with Bobby Orr for second-most points by an 18-year-old defenseman in NHL history, trailing only Phil Housley (57 points in 1982-83).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Blues Allen O .912 2.77
Sabres Hutton W .909 2.77

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Blues Allen 18-17-7 .904 2.85
Sabres Hutton 17-20-5 .910 2.88

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Blues head coach Craig Berube

Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly

Blues forward Brayden Schenn

Blues forward Pat Maroon

Post-Game Report: 2/7 vs. Carolina

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Hurricanes
(27-21-6)
1 1 3 1 6 30
Sabres
(26-20-7)
0 2 3 0 5 39

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jason Pominville’s goal tonight moved him into sole possession of eighth-most points in franchise history with 512 points (213+299), passing Mike Foligno.
  • With tonight’s goal, his eighth of the season, Evan Rodrigues has established a new career high in goals. Rodrigues now has seven points (6+1) in his last eight games.
  • Jeff Skinner scored twice tonight and now has three goals in two games against his former team. His 33 goals through 53 games this season tie as the second-best total of his career and rank him second in the NHL in 2018-19.
  • Jack Eichel’s assist on Skinner’s second goal was his 40th of the season, a new career high. He’s the first Sabres player to record 40 assists in a season since Pominville totaled 43 in the 2011-12 season.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded two assists tonight, giving him eight assists in his last eight contests.
  • Casey Mittelstadt’s assist tonight gives him assists in three straight games and six points (1+5) in his last eight games.
  • With his assist tonight, Conor Sheary has recorded an assist in five of his last six home games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Hurricanes McElhinney W .872 4.73
Sabres Ullmark O .800 5.75

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Hurricanes McElhinney 13-6-1 .915 2.50
Sabres Ullmark 11-5-4 .909 3.06

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour

Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho

Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen

Hurricanes goaltender Curtis McElhinney

Post-Game Report: 2/5 vs. Minnesota

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Wild
(26-22-5)
0 3 1 0 0 4 45
Sabres
(26-20-6)
1 2 1 0 1 5 39

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Rasmus Dahlin scored his seventh goal of the season, tying Aaron Ekblad for the fifth-most points by an 18-year-old defenseman in NHL history (29).
  • Evan Rodrigues tied his career high with his seventh goal of the season. He now has eight points (5+3) in his last 10 games.
  • With his goal tonight, C.J. Smith now has a goal in each of his last two NHL games.
  • Sam Reinhart recorded two points (1+1) tonight. The Sabres are now 20-8-4 this season when he records a point and 29-4-6 in his career when he records at least two.
    • Reinhart now has 26 points (7+19) in 25 home games this season.
  • Jake McCabe earned the primary assist on Reinhart’s goal to extend his point streak against Minnesota to four games (1+4).
  • Jack Eichel’s two-assist night gives him seven points (2+5) in his last six games and seven points (2+5) in six career games against the Wild.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk O .897 3.74
Sabres Ullmark W .911 3.69

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Wild Dubnyk 20-17-4 .913 2.59
Sabres Ullmark 11-5-3 .914 2.93

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau

Wild forward Zach Parise

Wild forward Luke Kunin

Wild forward Charlie Coyle

Wild defenseman  Jared Spurgeon