Sabres ink Dalpe to one-year pact; agree with Reinhart on three-year deal

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Buffalo, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Zac Dalpe in a one-year contract and No. 2 draft pick, Sam Reinhart to a three-year deal.

Dalpe was a secound-round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Draft for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Last season he played 55 games (career-high) with the Vancouver Canucks, scoring seven points on four goals and three assists.

In 96 games, Dalpe has nine goals, 17 points and 10 penalty minutes.

Dalpe played his past four seasons with the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League.

The Sabres also signed No. 2 draft pick, Sam Reinhart to a three-year entry level contract.

There were no financial details released in the announcement.

The 18 year old forward played his past four seasons with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.

Reinhart scored 101 goals and 254 points in a total of 203 games played in the WHL. He also became the captain of the team in the 2013-2014 season.

Reinhart won the WHL Player of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year in the same season.

Sabres general manager Tim Murray expressed his excitement towards signing Reinhart.

Murray also believes that the young forward will becoma a vital part of the Sabres’ future.

“We look forward to watching him develop and become an important part of our organization in the future,” Murray added.

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