Sabres Hand Out Another Massive Extension, to Owen Power

Just two days after signing top-pairing defenseman Rasmus Dahlin to an 8-year, $88M contract, the Buffalo Sabres have locked up another key member of their backline well into the future, signing last year's rookie sensation Owen Power to a 7-year deal.

The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft will earn $8.35 AAV on the seven-year package, after finishing third in the Calder Trophy balloting for last season. He recorded 35 points and a plus-10 in 79 games while playing a hefty 23:58 of ice-time per night in a top-four role. 

According to NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, the Sabres had made a push to announce both the Dahlin and Power signings at the same time, but there were just some Ts to cross and "i"s to dot, keeping the announcements two days apart.

Power now joins a solid group of core players signed through the rest of the decade for the Sabres, including fellow D-men Dahlin (8 x $11M) and Mattias Samuelsson (7 x $4.285M), along with centers Tage Thompson (7 x $7.142M) and Dylan Cozens (7 x $7.1M). 

The future looks bright in the 'City of Light.'

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