Buffalo Sabres Sign Free Agent Forward

The Buffalo Sabres are the first team to sign someone they brought in on a professional tryout, as the team has signed center Riley Sheahan to a one-year contract worth $700,000.

The 29-year-old Sheahan spent last season in the bottom-six of the Edmonton Oilers and appeared in 66 games, recording 15 points. The St Catherines, Ontario native is essentially heading to Buffalo to play at home and will be a big part of their penalty kill this season. 

Sheahan has spent nine seasons in the NHL between the Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Oilers and now the Sabres and his next regular season game will be his 514th.

The Sabres are hoping Sheahan along with the other new faces can bring a refreshed optimism to the team and help Captain Jack Eichel win some games. 

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