Buffalo Sabres Sign Fast-Developing Prospect

Fresh off helping lead his team to the QMJHL championship, Buffalo Sabres' defense prospect Vsevolod Komarov has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the club, the team has announced.

Komarov, 19, was the Sabres' fifth-round pick in last year's draft, and has vastly stepped up his offensive game since then. He posted 39 points in 62 games this season for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He added another eight points in 18 playoff games on the way to the Quebec league title, and will now be competing with the Remparts in the Memorial Cup. 

The 6-foot-2, right-shot D-man arrived in North America from Russia two years ago. 

"When we saw him at rookie camp and development camp, we sort of thought that he was primarily a defender," Sabres director of player development Adam Mair said. "Which he is, and he's an excellent one. He's big, he's long, he's competitive, and strong in front of the net. But he's started to add some offense to his game in Quebec. He's taken a big step this year in terms of his puck play and his offensive contributions."

Komarov becomes the fifth member of Buffalo's 2022 draft class to sign his entry-level contract. 

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