Skip to main content

Sabres sign defenceman Nikita Zadorov to 3-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenceman Nikita Zadorov to a three-year, entry level deal.

The 6-foot-5 defenceman was one of two first-round picks for Buffalo in the 2013 draft, selected 16th overall.

In three preseason games, Zadorov has a goal and four penalty minutes. Last year in 63 games for the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, he had 25 points and 54 penalty minutes.

Zadorov will have an opportunity to make the team. If not, he will be returned to the Knights.

"Watching Nikita throughout training camp and the preseason has solidified our opinion that he will be a good, young hockey player for our organization going forward," Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said in a statement. "He has exceptional presence on the ice and we look forward to seeing him continue to develop as a player."

TOP HEADLINES

Minnesota Wild
Play

Minnesota Wild Battle for Playoffs with a Cap-Strapped Future

The Minnesota Wild will have to deal with tight salary cap space this off-season. Are they good enough right now to capitalize on their competitive window?

Marie Hui, Vancouver Canucks
Play

Growing the Game: Hockey Canada, Lunar New Year and PHF All-Stars

Ian Kennedy looks at Hockey Canada's continued search for a new CEO, the Vancouver Canucks celebrating the Lunar Year and the PHF All-Star Weekend preview.

Andrei Kuzmenko
Play

Canucks Sign Andrei Kuzmenko to Two-Year Extension

The Vancouver Canucks announced they signed forward Andrei Kuzmenko to a two-year contract extension.