Buffalo Sabres sign 2 prospects to entry-level deals: F Dan Catenacci, G Connor Knapp

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign two prospects, forward Dan Catenacci and goalie Connor Knapp, to entry-level contracts.

Catenacci was Buffalo’s third-round pick in the 2011 draft. He agreed to a three-year deal after completing his final season with OHL Owen Sound, where he finished second on the team with 72 points in 67 games.

Knapp, listed at 6-foot-6 and 222 pounds, was Buffalo’s sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft. He agreed to a two-year deal after completing his college career at Miami, Ohio. Knapp is coming off a career-best season after going 15-9 with a 1.69 goals-against average and five shutouts.

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The contracts go into effect next year. Both players are set to join Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester on amateur tryouts for the rest of this season.