Sabres Extend Dylan Cozens With Big Long-Term Contract

Shortly after it was revealed that a long-term extension was close between Dylan Cozens and the Buffalo Sabres, a deal was completed. The team signed their young star to a seven-year, $7.1 million AAV deal that will take him to the end of 2029-30.

Cozens signed for just under the amount that Tage Thompson will earn for the next seven years as well. Though the Sabres' leading scorer's contract is looking like a huge steal, the team couldn't give a third-year player more than him while playing behind him in the lineup.

Cozens is in just his third NHL season and has really come into his own already, surpassing his career high in goals and points in more than 30 fewer games. He has 17 goals and 43 points on the season and is in the final year of his entry-level contract. He's played 169 NHL games to this point in his career and has recorded 34 goals and 94 points. From how much he's progressed year to year so far, he's not far off from becoming a point-per-game player.

The Sabres' young centerman has the third-most points amongst players 21 years or younger in the NHL this season and is slotted in as the number two center for a long time. The Sabres appear to have gotten another great deal here as they have their top two centers, and arguably forwards, signed for seven more years at a combined $14.25 million.

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