Sabres Rumors: Rasmus Dahlin Looking At Lucrative Long-Term Contract Extension

Buffalo Sabres' standout defenseman, Rasmus Dahlin, is reportedly on the brink of inking a substantial and long-term contract extension.

According to reports from the Sabres podcast "After The Whistle," Dahlin is on the verge of signing an eight-year deal with an impressive average annual value (AAV) of $10.5 million.

This rumored extension signifies the Sabres' commitment to locking in Dahlin as a cornerstone of their franchise for the foreseeable future.

At just 23 years old, Dahlin's current three-year contract, which carries an AAV of $6 million, is set to expire at the end of this season.

His recent on-ice performance has solidified his position among the NHL's elite defensemen.

In the 2021-22 season, Dahlin notched an impressive 53 points after putting up 107 total points across his first 197 NHL games.

Just this past season, Dahlin smashed his previous career-highs, racking up 15 goals and 73 total points across 78 games played.

If this reported contract indeed materializes, it will elevate Dahlin to the status of the highest-paid player on the Sabres' roster, starting from the 2024-25 season, underlining his pivotal role in the team's future success. Photo Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports